December 29, 1942 - August 24, 2014


Mary Holmblad, age 71, St. Cloud, MN died peacefully surrounded by her family Sunday, August 24, 2014 after a short battle with cancer at St. Benedict’s Senior Community, St. Cloud MN.

There will be a celebration of her life on Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the St. Cloud VFW Granite Post 428, 9 18th Avenue N. Arrangements were made by Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN.

Mary was born December 29, 1942 in Morris, MN to Clarence and Elsie (Koskovich) Reimers. She married Ken Holmblad on April 24, 1966 in Morris, MN. After their marriage they moved to the St. Cloud area. She provided childcare to area families for over 45 years and also decorated cakes and provided hair styling services to friends and neighbors for many years.

Mary enjoyed gardening, camping, cooking, canning, baking, playing cards, casino trips, was an avid bingo player and especially enjoyed her Sunday afternoon gatherings with all of her family.

Survivors include her daughters, Tracy (Tom) Morse of Sauk Rapids, MN; Lori (Rob) Johnson of Waite Park, MN; Teri (Brendon) Bryan of St. Cloud, MN; Lisa (Mike) McLaughlin of St. Cloud, MN; seven grandchildren, Jeremy (fiancé Michelle Fandel), Erik, Katie, Shawna, Devin, Shayne and Alissa and special sister-in-law, Dianna Reimers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ken; parents and brother Wayne Reimers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.