Mary E. Fahrenholz, 72
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Sept. 28, 1940 ~ Feb. 11, 2013
Memorial services will be on Thursday, February 14, 2013, at 7:00 P.M. at Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud, for Mary Elizabeth Fahrenholz, age 72 of St. Cloud, who died on Monday, February 11, 2013 at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Sauk Rapids, MN. Greg Spofford, Chaplin of St. Croix Hospice will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Mary was born on September 28, 1940 at Granite Ledge, MN, the daughter of Robert and Ethel (Scherer) Patton. She grew up in Sartell, MN and graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School in 1959. She was united in marriage to Eugene Fahrenholz on April 3, 1971 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in St. Cloud, MN. They then made their home in St. Cloud the past 41 years. Over the years Mary worked as a cook in the Sartell School District, at Golden Spike Race Track, and Coborns Bakery retiring in 2000.
Mary had the joy of becoming a grandmother on August 29, 2011 when Charlize Elizabeth Fahrenholz was born. She enjoyed cooking, her pet dogs and cats, and socializing with her family and friends. She also enjoyed fishing in the summer and also ice fishing with her son in the winter.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Mary is survived by her husband of 41 years Gene of St. Cloud, one son Sherwin (Sheila Corona) of St. Cloud, MN, one grand-daughter Charlize, one sister Patricia (Don) Koenig of Sartell, MN and two brothers, Alvin (Joan) Patton and Melvin (Cheryl) Patton both of Sartell, other relatives and many friends.
The family request memorials in lieu of flowers.
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Feb. 12, 2013