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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • Mary Anna Konz

  • Mary Anna Konz, age 94, of Sleepy Eye, died on May 12, 2014, at Sleepy Eye Care Center.
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  • Mary Anna Konz, age 94, of Sleepy Eye, died on May 12, 2014, at Sleepy Eye Care Center. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and will continue on Friday from 7:30 until 10 a.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye. There will be a Christian Mothers Rosary at 4 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, on Friday, May 16, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, in Sleepy Eye. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. On line condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.
    Mary Anna Konz was born on November 30, 1919 in Orient, S.D. to Joseph and Anna (Wiesler) Gaspar. She married George Peter Konz in Polo, S.D. on June 11, 1940. They moved to Minnesota in 1940 during the "Armistice Day" blizzard and lived on the farm until moving to town. She was a member of St. Mary's Church in Sleepy Eye. Mary enjoyed quilting, cards, fishing, gardening and surrounding herself with her 15 children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
    She is survived by her sons, John (Alyce) Konz of New Ulm, Leo V. Konz of St. Paul, Vincent (Sandy) Konz, Steve (Denise) Konz, Mark (Donna) Konz, Ronald (Ann) Konz, all of Sleepy Eye, daughters, Karen (Dennis) Sieve of Richfield, Bernice (Reed) Bolander of Lakeville, Marie (Bob) Mellum of New London, Sue (David) Warvin of Owatonna, Joan Rasmussen of New Ulm, Phyllis Augustin of Springfield, Pamela Konz of Sleepy Eye; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Harry Gasper; sisters, Florence Coyle, Magdalen Siemonsma and Leona Hawkins.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George; son, Donald; daughter, Teresa; son-in-law, Kevin Augustin; brothers, Leo, Joe, Roy, Isadore and Mike.

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