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Mary Suchy

May 12, 1928 — March 24, 2016

Mary Suchy

Mary F. Suchy, age 87, of Parkers Prairie, died peacefully, Thursday, March 24, 2016, at St. William's Living Center, surrounded by her family.

Mass of Christian Burial is 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Urbank with Father Peter VanderWeyst officiating. Music is provided by organist, Becky Koep and the church choir. Burial is at the church cemetery.

Visitation for residents and staff of St. William's Living Center is 10 - 11 a.m., Monday at St. William's Chapel.

Visitation will begin at 4 p.m., with a 7:30 p.m., Christian Mother's Rosary and conclude with parish prayers at 8 p.m., Monday at the church. The visitation will continue one hour prior to the service.

Mary Frances Suchy was born May 12, 1928, the second of five children, to Andrew and Mathilda (Daas) Debilzen in Moe Township. She was baptized and confirmed into the Catholic faith. She attended parochial school through the eighth grade. Mary's first job was a "mother's helper" working for families in the area, taking care of the new mothers, their babies, and housework. She also cared for the other children in those families, one of those later became her son-in-law, Fred Julig. Mary met Tony Suchy at a dance, Eddie Suchy introduced the lovebirds in what would become a 59 year marriage. Mary was united in marriage to Anthony Suchy on October 1, 1946 at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Church in Millerville. Following their marriage, they farmed for his parents until they moved to their farm on the "prairie" in 1949. Mary kept busy throughout the years, raising their nine children, milking cows, raising ducks, geese, chickens and various other poultry and exotic animals. She had a large vegetable garden, fruit trees, strawberry and raspberry patches, as well as beautiful flower beds. In 1999, Tony and Mary moved to their son, Lawrence's farm, which was where they had started in 1946. In December of 2010, Mary moved to St. William's Living Center where she loved to play bingo and listen to the many musical entertainers. Mary was a member of the Catholic United Financial, formerly called Catholic Aid Society, for over 60 years and was a fifty year member of Urbank Christian Mothers. Mary made each child, grandchild and even some of the great-grandchildren a quilt at birth, upon graduation, when married and even sometimes in between. She also donated many quilts for church raffles. Mary also enjoyed playing cards, doing jigsaw puzzles, word search puzzles, and embroidering. She created many beautiful handicrafts for her family. She always loved to watch the youngsters run and play.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tony in 2005; sister, Catherine Wagner; brother-in-law, Ray Wagner; brothers, Joseph and Raymond; and sister-in-law, Sally Debilzen.

Mary is survived by her children, Andrew (Dorothy) Suchy, Margaret (Ken) Faber, Rose (Fred) Julig, Loretta (Burnell) Krohnfeldt, Lawrence (Rose) Suchy, Magdalen (Daryl) Krohnfeldt, George (Beverly) Suchy, Bernadette (Curtis) Anderson, Irene (David Buchholtz) Suchy; sister, Millie Kluver; sister-in-law, Mary Debilzen; 23 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; along with many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are her grandsons, James Julig, Bryce Suchy, Kevin Krohnfeldt, Jacob Suchy, Adam Anderson and Brian Krohnfeldt. Honorary pallbearers are her remaining grandchildren and great-grandchildren.





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