Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother Age 87 of White Bear Lake, passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 7, 2021 surrounded by family. Mary was preceded in death by parents, Leonard and Teresa Bures and her sister, Audrey Koch. Survived by her loving husband, William Grunau; her brother, Leonard (Helen) Bures; her children, Robert Grunau and Patricia Cygan; her grandchildren, Ashley (Tony) Wirz, David (Kayla) Grunau, Brittany (Max) Gaede and Kenzie Cygan; her great-grandchildren, Ronan Gaede and Eli Wirz; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Mary enjoyed playing cards, visiting the casino, shopping and loved the holidays. Christmas was her favorite and she was the best host ever. She made all our holidays so memorable. Most important of all to Mary was spending time with friends and family. Mary is loved by many and will be missed by all. Special thanks to Accent-Care Fairview Hospice for their loving care and support. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, with Visitation at 10am, Mass of Christian Burial at 11am, at Presentation BVM Church, 1725 Kennard St., Maplewood, MN.
Published by Pioneer Press from Nov. 14 to Nov. 28, 2021.
I was so sad to read of Mary's passing. I worked with her in the early 50's and she was our Brides Maid in 1953. Although we had not seen each other much since then, we have continued to keep in contact, mostly at Christmas time. To her family members, please accept my sympathy in the loss of my dear friend, Mary.