The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Marie H. Seitz, age 92, of Holdingford, will be 3:00 PM, Monday, October 17 at All Saints Catholic Church, River Street (formerly St. Mary’s) in Holdingford. Fr. Scott Pogatchnik will officiate, burial will be in the Sacred Heart parish Cemetery in Freeport. Marie died Thursday morning at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany. There will be a visitation from 4-8:00 PM Sunday and again after 2:00 PM Monday at the church in Holdingford. Arrangements are being made by the Miller-Carlin-Brenny Funeral Home in Holdingford.
Marie was born May 16, 1919 in Padua, rural Sauk Centre, to Ignatius and Helena (Kiffmeyer) Mayer. She married Edwin Seitz on January 7, 1939 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport. Marie lived most of her life in Stearns, Morrison and Benton Counties, including Farming, Freeport, Royalton, Little Rock, Gilman, Bemidji and finally, Holdingford. She often reminded her children of the ten plus times the family relocated with packing and unpacking. She was a homemaker and she also worked as a waitress at Charlie’s Café in Freeport. Marie volunteered for the Bloodmobile, the Senior Center and she delivered Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed quilting, baking, dancing, singing and playing cards, A hand of “500” she loved being part of, especially when her opponents made a bid of 9 and didn’t come up on the winning side. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church the St. Mary’s Christian Mothers and she was on officer with the St. Joseph’s Society Catholic Aid.
Marie is survived by her children; Carol (Don) Tembreull, Freeport; Jean (Mike) Herold, Anoka, MN; Mary Ann (Ron) Youso, Foley; Helen (Butch) Feia, Sauk Rapids; Mike (Elizabeth) Seitz, Carefree, AZ; Pat (Mike) Sauerer, Avon; Paul (Bernice) Seitz, Holdingford; Rita (Bob) Jarnot, Holdingford; Joan Pilarski, Albany; Susan (Don) Breth, Holdingford; Judy (Dan) Pogatchnik, Avon; Kathleen (Russ) Dugger, Elk River and Al (Gwen) Seitz, Sauk Centre. She is also survived by her brother, Francis Mayer, Sauk Centre; her sisters; Rose Spaeth, Lino Lakes; and Peggy Littlefield, Portland, OR; 43 grandchildren and 78 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 46 years, Ed, in 1985, her son-in-law, William Pilarski, her sisters, Hildegard Killeen, Leona Pfieffer, Cecilia Rooney, Irene Essler and her brother, Clarence Mayer.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Alzheimer Association and/or Poor Clares.