Mary Ann Stienessen

Aug. 14, 1928-Sept. 17, 2013

MINNEOTA – Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Ann Stienessen, 85, of Minneota will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today with a prayer service at 7 p.m. followed by a rosary at Rehkamp-Horvath Funeral Home in Minneota. Visitation will continue from 9-10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at St. Edward Catholic Cemetery in Minneota.

She died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at the Minneota Manor.

Mary Ann (Hamerlinck) Stienessen was born Aug. 14, 1928, in Minneota, to Henry and Sadie (Koltze) Hamerlinck. She grew up in Minneota and graduated from Minneota High School. On Sept. 20, 1949, she was united in marriage to Laurence Stienessen. The couple lived in Ivanhoe, Minneota and California before moving to what became the family farm near St. Leo in 1965. They moved to Minneota in 1991. Mary Ann enjoyed crochet and embroidery. She loved horses, music and playing the accordion. She and Laurence wintered at Apache Junction, Ariz., where Mary Ann enjoyed playing bingo and cards with her friends. She especially enjoyed spending time with and taking care of her granddaughters. After Mary Ann was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, she later moved to the Minneota Manor in 2010.

She is survived by her husband, Laurence Stienessen of Minneota; children Audrey (and Guy) Chitwood of Buford, Ga., Diane (and Robert) Drietz of St. Leo and Gary Stienessen (and Linda Nordmeyer) of St. Leo; grandchildren Tamara Davis (and Mike Gross) and Trish (and Shane) Bordewyk; great-grandchildren Jacob and Hannah Davis, Zahndra and Sage Bordewyk and one on the way. Also survived by her siblings; Bobby (and Marie) Hamerlinck, Margaret Kimpe, Lucille DeSutter, Agnes (and John) Coudron, Bernice (and Myron) Kloos, Kathleen Boogaard and Barbara (and Florian) Drietz; and nieces, nephews, in-laws, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers-in-law.

Arrangements with

Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Directors

Minneota, Minnesota