1/20/2021 12:14:00 PM Private family burial held for Mary Thompson in Mantorville
Mary R. Thompson, 72, of Stewartville, died suddenly on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 of an apparent cardiac arrest at her home. Mary Renee Bolander was born on Sept. 30, 1948 in Kasson, to Neil and Marvis (Green) Bolander. She grew up in Mantorville, attended Kasson Mantorville High School, graduating in 1967. She was employed at Waters Instruments in Rochester for 13 years. Mary was married on Sept. 14, 1974 in Mantorville to Robert J. Thompson. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Rochester before moving to Stewartville in 1975, where they raised their daughters, and continued to make their home. Mary was a homemaker and was employed at Pace Dairy for 20 years until her retirement. Bob was a longtime employee at Pepsi Cola in Rochester until his retirement. Mary was an avid fisherwoman who enjoyed boating and fishing the Missisippi River and Winona Lake with her husband and family and enjoyed feeding and watching the birds in her yard. She loved time spent with family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandsons. Mary is survived by her husband, Robert and two daughters, Tricia Suess (Wade Rentschler) of Spring Valley, and Angie Smith of Racine; six grandchildren, Marissa Suess (Nate Aswegan) and two great grandsons, Logan and Xavier; Tyler Drake, Tanner Suess (Desiree Smith), Dalton Smith, Dane Smith, and Dylan Smith; and one sister, Margaret Josselyn of Apple Valley. She was preceded by her parents and brother-in-law, Larry Josselyn. A time of visitation for family and friends will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 at Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville. Masks are mandatory and safe social distancing procedures will be in place. A private family burial will take place at St. Margarets Catholic Cemetery in Mantorville. Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville. Memories and condolences of Mary are welcome at www.griffin-gray.com. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mary R. Thompson, please visit our floral store.