Monica A. Tracy, 90, Waite Park formerly of Minden Township
September 29, 1925 - November 11, 2015
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Minden Township, Benton County for Monica Angeline Tracy, age 90. She was formerly of Foley and Waite Park, and was currently a resident of the Assumption Senior Community in Cold Spring, MN where she died on Wednesday, November 11, 2015. Reverend Michael Wolfbauer will officiate. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-9 PM on Friday at Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and after 9:30 AM on Saturday at St. Patrick’s Church. Parish Prayers will be held at 6 PM followed by Christian Mothers at 6:30 PM all at the funeral home.
Monica (known to all as Monie) was born on September 29, 1925, the daughter of Felix and Angeline (Michalski) Pantlin. She grew up in rural Benton County where she attended country school. In 1943 she was married to Joseph Schustak. Five children were born to this union. Joseph and Monie farmed in Benton County during this time. After Joseph died in 1988, she continued to live on their farm. She later married Joseph Tracy on June 20, 1992. They made their home on the farm until 2007, when they moved to Waite Park, MN. This has been her home since that time.
She was a devoted Christian who enjoyed, baking, gardening, mowing and tending her yard. In her free time she enjoyed crocheting and playing her harmonica and accordion. She also drove school bus for 25 years. Monie always considered her family as her best medicine.
She is currently a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud, and formerly a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of rural Sauk Rapids, and also Christian Mother’s Society.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Joseph, and one daughter Bonnie, one sister, Ginny, and two brothers, Leonard and Larry.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph Tracy of Waite Park, MN, two daughters Mary (Greg) Gonsior of Minneapolis, MN, and Judy Tuerffs of California, one son Randy (Judy) Schustak of Garland, Texas, 13 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, one sister, Evelyn Schreder of Waite Park, MN, and one brother Phil (Artie) Pantlin of Canon City, CO, nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.