Photo courtesy of Dirks-Blem Funeral Service

Mary J. Page

Olivia, Minnesota

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I had the honor and pleasure of including Mary's oral history of her trailblazing work in the MN Women and Work Oral History Collection. What an amazing woman she was! And, having been married to my father's best friend, I knew her amazingness was also as a wife and mother. Jim...I am sorry. This must be so hard. You and your family are in my thoughts

I am new Deaconess student in Concordia Theological Seminary and hearing such wonderful and committed service of our elder Deaconesses encourages me a lot. May her Soul Rest in Peac!!!

We remember such a delightful day with your family at the Stavig House Museum in Sisseton last May. Now we are so very sorry to hear of your loss. We witnessed the closeness of your family as you shared stories and laughter over lunch. May those memories comfort and sustain you. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

our sympathy to the page family. Jim, you probably don't remember me. I am Janet Strand (George), granddaughter of Magnus Stavig. We used to spend a lot of time in Sisseton as a child. I have always heard wonderful things about Mary!

Mary was a county commissioner when I was working at the Association of MN Counties. She was one of a very small handful of female commissioners and so well respected. I admired Mary so very much and learned a lot from her. She will be missed.

Dear Jim and family,
My deepest sympathy to all of you. I can only imagine what an emptiness you are experiencing with the loss of Mary. I was blessed to spend a number of years with Mary on the U of M Regional Development Partnership. It was humbling and a bit frightening to follow her as Chair of the Statewide Coordinating
Committee. Her leadership talents were legendary and her resolve was intense. She will be missed, but not forgotten.
Jon Evert

Dear Jim and Page family,
It was an honor to serve the University of Minnesota with your wife and mom. Thank you for sharing her time and energy with us. She had a purposeful life and made the world a better place.


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