Mary Kay Engelmeyer, 54

Mary Kay EngelmeyerMary Kay Engelmeyer, age 54 of St. Rosa, died Tuesday, February 28, 2012 surrounded by her family at her home in St. Rosa, Minnesota after a courageous yearlong battle with stomach cancer.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2012 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in St. Rosa with Rev. Roger Klassen, O.S.B. officiating and Rev. Art Hoppe, Rev. Gregory Lieser, and Deacon Rick Scherping concelebrating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. Parish prayers will be held at 5:15 p.m. followed by the Christian Mothers and the St. Rosa Lions Club at 7 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.

Mary Kay Rose Schiffler was born December 10, 1957 in Albany, Minnesota to David and Dorothy (Heinen) Schiffler. She graduated from Albany High School and earned her license to practice cosmetology and hairstyling from the St. Cloud Beauty College. On May 3, 1980 she married Ronald “Ron” Engelmeyer at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Mary Kay and Ron have lived in St. Rosa since their marriage, where Mary Kay owned and operated Kay’s Hairstyling. She was later employed by St. Michael’s Nursing Home in Sauk Centre and Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany.

She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in St. Rosa where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and taught Religion for 15 years. She also was a member of the Christian Mothers and was fraternal secretary for the Catholic Aid Association. Mary Kay enjoyed spending time at the cabin on Big Birch Lake where she spent time fishing and reading. She also enjoyed golfing, reading, gardening, flowers, cooking and baking, and playing and going for gator rides with her dog, Trooper.

Survivors include her husband, Ron Engelmeyer of St. Rosa; children, David Engelmeyer of St. Rosa, Christopher Engelmeyer of St. Rosa, and Peter Engelmeyer of Wayzata; and mother, Dorothy Schiffler Bloch.

Mary Kay was preceded in death by her father, David Schiffler; and step-father, Lawrence Bloch.

Serving as casket bearers will be David Engelmeyer, Chris Engelmeyer, Lillian Arnzen, Pat Scherping, Linda Herkenhoff, Mary Lou Groetsch, Sue Fuchs, and Jane Spicer. Cross bearer will be Peter Engelmeyer and scripture bearer will be Paula Weber. Honorary bearers will be the Christian Mothers.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.

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