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Mary M. Spartz


Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 6, 2021 at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Spicer for Mary M. Spartz, age 90, who passed away Tuesday. Rev. Jerome Paulson will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:30 p.m. Sunday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Eden Valley and one hour prior to the services Monday at the church in Spicer.

Mary Magdalene Klein Spartz was the fourth daughter and sixth child of John and Mae Marie (Staples) Friederichs born on July 22, 1931, in Breckenridge, MN. Upon graduation from Campbell, MN high school she attended nursing school at Glenwood Hills Hospital and went on to work as a nurse at the Willmar State Hospital in Willmar, MN. It was there that she met her first husband, Carl Klein. They were married on October 16, 1954 and built their home on Nest Lake near Spicer, MN where they raised their four children until Carl passed away of cancer on September 29, 1972. On Dec. 17, 1976 Mary married her present husband, Vernon Spartz. For many years they resided on a farm near New London, MN. In their retirement they moved to Eden Valley, MN and very recently to Watkins, MN. Together they have been wonderful grandparents to their seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Mary is survived by her husband, Vernon Spartz; children, Marjorie Klein, SSND of Mankato, MN, John (Karla) Klein of Washburn, ND, and Laura (Bill) Ruhland of Eden Valley, MN; daughter-in-law, Sue Oldani; grandchildren, Matthew (Holly) Klein, Sarah (Justin) Ward, Jenna Oldani, Alicia (Matt) Damm, LJ Klein, Ellarry Prentice (Greg) Mehr, Mary Jo (Karl) Lamb; great-grandchildren, Amelia and Lucas Ward, Brogan Damm, Ayla and Aubrey Lamb, and Patrick Klein; sister and brothers, Lyle (Sarah) Nelson of Omaha, NE, Theresa Rick of Battle Lake, Paul (Mary) Friederichs of Breckenridge, and Tom (Judy) Friederichs of Barnesville. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Carl Klein; son, Patrick Klein; six brothers and three sisters.

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