In Loving Memory Of
Mary Ann Garvin
Mary Ann Garvin, the daughter of Lawrence and Olivia (Sudtelgte) Ahlers, was born on February 8, 1930 in Orange City, IA. She grew up on a farm by Remsen, IA and attended school. After graduation, Mary Ann taught school in a one room schoolhouse by Remsen. Mary Ann was united in marriage to Donald Garvin on January 25, 1951 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen, IA. After their marriage they lived on a farm by Fulda, MN. In 1953, Mary Ann traveled with Don while he was in the Military. In 1955 they moved back to the farm by Fulda, MN, where they lived and farmed until 2008. They moved to a townhome in Worthington, MN, where Mary Ann continued to live after Don passed away in February of 2015.
Mary Ann passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at her home in Worthington at the age of 89. She was a member of St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church in Fulda. Mary Ann enjoyed spending time with family and spoiling her grandchildren. She also enjoyed traveling to see family and friends, playing cards, cooking and baking for everyone that stoped by to visit them.
Survivors include her three children, Jacqueline Garvin of Bailey, CO, Jim (Debbie) Garvin of Minnetrista, MN and Joe Garvin of Wabasha, MN. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Julie Garvin, and daughter-in-law, Margaret Garvin.
St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church Fulda, MN at 2:00 PM with Msgr. R. Paul Heiting officiating. The organist is Mary Ann Boom. The song leader is Sheila Crowley. The pallbearers are Daniel Garvin, Lauren Garvin, Kaitlyn Garvin, Shannon Skibba, Cory Skibba, and Samantha Garvin. Interment at St. Gabriel’s Cemetery Fulda, MN.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday with a rosary service at 12:30 PM. The Totzke Funeral Home in Fulda is assisting the family with arrangements.
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