Services celebrating the life of Mary Louise Passe, age 85 of St. Martin, will be 11:00 AM Thursday, January 27 at the St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin. Burial will be in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery. There will be a visitation from 4-8:00 PM Wednesday and again after 10:00 AM Thursday, at the St. Martin Parish Hall. The Albany Legion Auxiliary will pray at 6:30 PM followed by the St. Martin parish prayers at 7:00 PM Wednesday evening at the St. Martin parish hall. Arrangements are being made by the Miller-Carlin-Brenny Funeral Home in Albany.
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Mary was born June 4, 1925 in Wabasha to Henry and Mary (Loechler) Kreye. She Married Richard Passe on April 10, 1948 in Wabasha. The couple lived in Minneapolis before moving to St. Martin. Mary helped Richard farm and she worked at Fingerhut in St. Cloud. She was a member of the St. Martin Catholic Church, Wabasha VFW Legion Auxiliary, the Albany American Legion Auxiliary and the St. Bonifacius Mission.
Mary is survived by her sons, Dean (Doris Eggert) Passe, St. Cloud and Dale (Lorie) Passe, St. Cloud. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters,Richard "Cracky" (Cornetta "Corky") Kreye, Wabasha; Bernard "Ben" (Marcine) Kreye, Zion, IL; Lavina Dilliger, Ark.; Helen (Bob) Robella; Pepin, WI; and 2 grandsons, Taylor and Zachary Passe.
Mary is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Richard on April 15, 2009, her brothers and sisters, Robert Kreye; Julius Kreye; Lloyd Kreye; Francis Kreye; Joe Kreye; Marlene Kreye, Florence Kreye and an infant brother.
Published in the St. Cloud Times from Jan. 25 to Jan. 26, 2011