Magdalene M. Garding

Magdalene M. Garding, 100

St. Martin

Jan. 26, 1914 - April 2, 2014

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2014 at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin for Magdalene Garding who died peacefully surrounded by her family at the Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the St. Martin Parish Hall in St. Martin. The Christian Mothers and the St. Agnes Mission Group will pray at 7 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening at the Parish Hall.

Magdalene Mary Bueckers was born January 26, 1914 near Freeport in Oak Township, Stearns County, Minnesota to Bernard and Bernadine (Boeckermann) Bueckers. She was united in marriage to Nicholas Garding on June 26, 1934 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport. Magdalene farmed near Albany for 37 years then moved to St. Martin in 1971. Since 2007 she resided at the Mother of Mercy Campus of Care in Albany.

Survivors include her children, Tillie (Rollie) Gilk of Albany, Marie Garding of St. Cloud, Doreen (Edmund) Ebensteiner of Richmond, Joe (Janice) Garding of Albany, Adeline (Ralph) Boecker of St. Cloud, Helen (Donnie) Van Drehle of Melrose, and Steve (Mary) Garding of Freeport; 24 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Armella Bueckers of Albany and Tillie Bueckers of Freeport.

Magdalene was preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas Garding on April 12, 1985; grandson, Tom Ebensteiner; two infant grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers and sisters, Katherine Toenies, Theresa Frie, Agnes Eickhoff, Joe Bueckers, Herman Bueckers, and Edwin Bueckers.


Funeral Home

Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services
418 South 5th Avenue East Melrose, MN 56352
(320) 256-4249

Published in the St. Cloud Times on Apr. 5, 2014