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Mary "Nina" Serbus Feb. 6, 1938 - May 29, 2013

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Mary "Nina" Serbus Feb. 6, 1938 - May 29, 2013

REDWOOD FALLS - Mary "Nina" Serbus, age 75, of Redwood Falls and formerly of Bechyn died Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at Seasons Hospice House in Redwood Falls, MN. Mass of Christian Burial is Wednesday 10:30 a.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Olivia with Rev. Paul van de Crommert as celebrant. Burial is Wednesday at St. Mary's Cemetery in Bechyn at 2:00 p.m. Visitation is Tuesday 4-8 p.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation continues at the church on Wednesday for one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with Dirks-Blem Funeral Service of Olivia.

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Mary "Nina" Serbus was born February 6, 1938 at Olivia, MN to Frank and Mabel (McDowell) Lang. She graduated from Olivia High School and then worked for the phone company in Olivia. Nina married Richard "Dick" Serbus on July 15, 1959 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Olivia. They made their home in Redwood Falls for three years and then lived and farmed near Bechyn for many years. Nina has resided at Garnett Gardens these past four years and recently was at Seasons Hospice House in Redwood Falls where she died on Wednesday evening, May 29, 2013. Nina had been a faithful member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bechyn and St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Olivia. She was very active with the CCW at St. Mary’s and St. Aloysius and was also a historian for both the local and regional CCW. Nina had enjoyed quilting, sewing, card parties, music, gardening, baking, making kolaches, and being with her grandchilren. Nina and Dick were blessed to travel to Rome, the Holy Land numerous countries in Europe. Nina also made many trips to holy places with her dear friend Sister Juliane Kuntscher. Nina’s family fondly remembers how she loved raising her family, her hard work, and her seemingly incredible ability “to do it all”! Nina was baptized, married, and celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary at St. Aloysius Catholic Church and her family will celebrate her funeral there also.

Nina is survived by her husband Richard “Dick” Serbus of Bechyn; her 11 children: Jeffery (and Cindy) of Jacksonville, NC, Karen (and Terry) Maiers of Buffalo Lake, Gloria (and Brian) Greenslit of Franklin, Brenda (and Harlan) Brue of Wakonda, SD, Julie Serbus (and special friend Jon Sander) of Renville, Kirt (and Lori) of Olivia, Mary Jo Serbus of Eagan, Todd (and Colleen) of Redwood Falls, Kevin (and special friend Carrie) of Olivia, Galen (and Shanna) of Danube, and Laura (and Shawn) Curry of Olivia; her 39 grandchildren; her 17 great-grandchildren; and her siblings: Leona, Esther, Alice, Sam, Bob, Art, Eugene, Katherine, LeRoy, and David. Nina was preceded in death by her parents, her infant son Chuck, her brother Harvey Lang, and her sister Lillian Bratsch.

Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Olivia, MN

(320) 523-1102 www.dirksblem.com

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