MaryAnn Mahowald

MaryAnn Mahowald passed away peacefully on Monday, November 5, 2018, at her home in Prior Lake, MN.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, November 10 at 11 am, with a time of gathering two hours prior, at St. Michael Catholic Church, 16311 Duluth Avenue SE, Prior Lake, MN. Father Tom Walker will preside. A private family interment will be held later, at St. Michael Cemetery. Memorials are preferred and will be distributed in MaryAnn’s memory, by the family.

On August 8, 1941, MaryAnn was born to parents Alois and Hilda (Theis) Klehr. She lived a simple life and was an exceptional role model to her family. MaryAnn loved being outdoors, surrounding herself with family and spending time at the cabin. MaryAnn lived her last months filled with courage, grace and dignity, with a strong faith knowing her destination in heaven, and was welcomed by Dance on his birthday.

MaryAnn will be forever loved and missed by children, Jeff (Bonnie) Mahowald, Jody (Steve) Estabrooks, Karen (Linden) Schommer, Kevin (Janene) Mahowald, Tom Mahowald; grandchildren, Ashley (Rhett) Fallon, Brandon Schommer, Colton Schommer, Lauren (Ryan Stemig) Mahowald, Max Mahowald, Anna Estabrooks, Noah Estabrooks; great-grandson, Hunter Fallon; sister; AnnaMae VonBokern; many special nieces, nephews and dear friends.  

There to welcome MaryAnn home in eternal peace is her beloved husband, Dance (December 5, 2008); parents, Alois and Hilda Klehr; brother, Bob Klehr; sister, Suverna (Clarence) Hennen; in-laws, Donald VonBokern, Alice (Bob) Pivec and Thomas Mahowald.

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  1. Shelly Nelson Skvicalo

    Our deepest condolences to Mary’s entire family. Our mothers were the greatest friends. Now they’re together again. This will be a most difficult time as losing your Mother is so very difficult. Our prayers are with each and every one of you.

  2. Roger and I extend to you our sympathy in your loss. I know how important she was in your life and you can have comfort in knowing she is at peace with her Lord. Love you, Roger and Sharon

  3. Roger and I want to send your our sympathy for your loss. I know what an important place she was in your life and you can have peace in your heart knowing she is now at home with the Lord. Love you. Roger and Sharon

  4. Doug and Chris Berg

    Mary was such a fun person-so full of character. There was never a dull moment with her! I will miss her so much. My deepest sympathy to the entire family. Hugs and prayers for all of you. She was so excited to see Dance again. She is happy and disease free!! Cherish your many memories. Give each other strength to get through this difficult time.

  5. Janet Vogel Freeman

    Dear Mahowald Family: We are so sorry on the loss of MaryAnn. The Vogels always had such fun around her and Dance. A lovely lady and we know all the Mahowalds will miss her so very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and all of you.

  6. Dear Mahowald family you all have my deepest condolences and prayers! Mary Ann was larger than life and was such a wonderful treasure. She will be truly missed!! My heart goes out to each and every one of you! Love and Blessings Brenda Vizenor and family

  7. Dear Mahowald family,
    Our deepest condolences to all of you! Your mom was such a wonderful person. May your greatest memories bring you peace. And may it bring a smile knowing your parents are together again. She will be greatly missed.
    John Hadac and Mollie Sexe.

  8. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Mary’s family and friends. I cherish the many memories at the cabin in Longville, and the times at her house, during hunting season and Christmas. Her beautiful smile and laughter made everyone feel loved. If she could spend more time with her family, she would, but God called her home to be with her love, Dance. Her pain and suffering is over, her work on earth is done. She raised you all well, her legacy to carry on. May she watch over all of you with Dance at her side.

  9. Bert & Patty Mohrbacher

    Dear loved ones of MaryAnn, we are so sad and sorry for the lost of your treasured loved one. MaryAnn was a very special lady and the best cook and canner for miles around. I was at Annie’s cabin when MaryAnn was busy in her cabin canning beet pickles and she gave me a jar. Wow, so decicious. She will be missed !

  10. Dear Anna and The Mahowald family.
    My sincere sympathy in the passing of your mom and sister.
    You all will be in my prayers.

    Bernice Klehr Pauly

  11. Meg and Cliff DeFor

    Mahowald Family,
    Your mom was a special person that touched many lives. Your next days will be tough but ALWAYS remember all the great times you had with her whether it was big or small!❤️ Remember that you will all handle it at different times and ways. Lean on your family and friends. Thoughts and prayers to all.

  12. Dear Karen and Family,
    Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mother.
    Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Suzy Sheets

  13. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all family and friends. May all families look forward to a time in the near future when death will be no more and all sickness will be done away with. Isaiah 25:8 and 33:24. Knowing that there is an opportunity to be reunited with loved ones.

  14. Jeff, Bonnie, Lauren and Max, We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and the rest of the family. Love you.

  15. “Losing someone we love is never easy, but we must be thankful for, the beautiful moments and memories we shared with them. Your mother was a beautiful and kind soul, and she will not be forgotten.”

  16. Hi Jeff and Bonnie,

    I am so sorry to hear about MaryAnn. I only met her that time at the cabin but she was so great! You are in my thoughts.


  17. I worked with MaryAnn at Hotshot Products for many years. She was a sweet person and a very special lady. I am truly sorry to hear of her passing – you have my deepest sympathy@

  18. Chuck & Andrea Foster

    Kevin, Janene and Mahowald family:
    We heard about your Mother from Jeff Matuza via e-mail.
    Our love and prayers are with you.
    We just flew into Palm Springs California last night.
    Wanted you to know that if we were home we would most
    Certainly be there.
    You are blessed to have such a large group of loving family and friends to
    Comfort you.
    Chuck & Andrea

  19. Rich and Sue Lund

    Jeff~ Rich and I send our condolences to you, Bonnie and your family. I’m so glad you were able to be with her. It’s never easy losing a loved one so dear to us. Remember the wonderful memories and know that she’s no longer in pain. ❤️

  20. So very sorry for your loss. Mary will be greatly missed up north, always enjoyed my time with her.

  21. Shaun & Carol Askey - England UK

    Dear Mahowald family – Condolences & our deepest sympathy to you all from England.
    We will never forget our two visits to Mn when Mary & Dance excepted us (complete strangers) into their home & cabin with open arms. We were made so welcome by the whole family. We will always cherish our time spent with Mary. What an absolutely lovely woman, her smile, her company, gorgeous cooking & her hospitality. Wonderful moments & memories shared that will never be forgotten.
    Back with Dance now. Bless you – beautiful lady.
    Shaun & Carol Askey – England

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