Mary L. Klinger, age 68, of Winona, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Saint Anne Extended Healthcare, Winona, Minn.
Mary Louise was born August 13, 1945, in Spring Valley, Wis., to Martin and Nethis (Anderson) Peterson. She graduated from Stillwater High School, Stillwater, Minn. On May 2, 1969, she married Eugene Klinger in Sioux Falls, S.D. Mary was a member of Cedar Valley Lutheran Church, rural Winona, and was formerly employed at Super Grow Fertilizer, Valley Wholesalers, and Watkins, all of Winona. She was a loving and caring wife and mother. She enjoyed attending softball, baseball, and football games of her husband and sons. During her free time she also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and crossword puzzles.
She is survived by her husband Gene, Winona; five children, Mark (Jamie) of Hudson, Wis.; Patrick of St. Paul, Minn.; Becky of La Crosse, Wis.; Dave (Pam) of Dakota, Minn.; and Paul (Heather) of Rochester, Minn.; her mother Nethis Peterson, Stillwater, Minn.; seven grandchildren, Cody, Corey, Zach, Alex, Jessie, Andy, and Chayce; one great-grandson Rylee; and other relatives. She was also blessed to have four special children in her life, Shawn and Jena Pape, and Mike and Jessie Thicke.
She was preceded in death by her father Martin, a brother Duane Peterson, an infant grandson Tate, and an infant granddaughter Ella.
Services to remember Mary will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home, Winona, with Rev. Jeff Franko officiating. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Winona.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at the Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home and beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mary’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Saint Anne for their care and compassion given to Mary and our family over the past six years.
Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at www.fawcett-junkerfuneralhome.com. Services entrusted to Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Winona, Minn., and Fountain City, Wis.