Sula, Mary Jane


Mary Jane Sula, age 94, of Winona, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at St. Anne Extended Healthcare.

She was born on January 8, 1923, in Winona, to Alphonse and Selma (Skorlinski) Grochowski Sr. She was united in marriage with Robert Sula on June 8, 1946, at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Winona, and he preceded her in death on June 11, 1993.

Mary Jane was a lifelong member of the Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka, where she was active with the quilters.

She will be remembered for her love of quilting, doing crafts, cross stitch, puzzles, and swinging on her front porch swing.

Mary Jane was a wonderful and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, and will be deeply missed by all those who loved her.

Mary Jane is survived by her sons, Stephen (Jeanne) Sula, and Robert (Kathy) Sula; daughter, Sally (Paul) Wolfe; eight grandchildren, Caroline, Chandra, Jennifer, Thomas, Bradley, John, Elizabeth, and Sara; 14 great-grandchildren, Savannah, Sierra, Asher, Brianna, Grace, Paolo, Mason, Rebecca, Kayla, Abby, T.J., Mason, Lila, with one on the way; one great-great-grandchild, Esme; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sisters, Fay Norton and Harriet Turner; and brothers, Alphonse Grochowski Jr., and William Grochowski Sr.

Visitation will be held at the Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka on Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 10 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. The Reverend Monsignor Thomas J. Hargesheimer will officiate.

Mary Jane will be laid to rest in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.

Memorials may be directed to the St. Stanislaus quilters.

Online condolences or memories may be left for Mary Jane’s family at

Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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