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Mary Ann Sullivan, 97

Jan 17, 2009

Fairmont — Services for Mary Ann Sullivan, age 97, of Fairmont were held Jan. 12, 2009, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Fairmont. Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery in Fairmont.

Mary Ann passed away Jan. 7, 2009, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth.

Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Ann Agatha Krumholz was born on Aug. 27, 1911, Rutland Township, Martin County, the daughter of Jacob and Anna (Heckel) Krumholz. She attended District 108 country school and helped her parents on the farm while she was growing up. Later she worked for neighbors and people in town as a housekeeper and child care provider. She was united in marriage to William Sullivan on June 20, 1945, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Fairmont. They lived in Fairmont where Mary Ann did alterations for the JC Penney store for many years. She later worked from home, making drapes and doing alterations for several stores in Fairmont. She was a passionate gardener and provided beautiful flower arrangements for many local weddings, and other civic and religious events. She also enjoyed oil painting, crocheting, cooking and being with her many friends and family. Bill passed away on Dec. 3, 1987. In the late 1990’s, Mary Ann moved to Ingleside Assisted Living and in February of 2008 she entered St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center. She was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters and the Martin County Historical Society.

Those that honor and cherish her memory include, one daughter, Wilma (Andrew) Bittinger of Blue Earth; granddaughter, Deborah (James) Anderson of Blue Earth; grandson, Joseph Bittinger of Fairmont; great-granddaughter Madalyn Anderson; two brothers, Mark Krumholz of Truman and Leo Krumholz of Fairmont; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Mary Ann was also preceded in death by six brothers and sisters, Thomas Krumholz, Florence Ziemer, Ray Krumholz, Robert Krumholz, Lucy Hagen and Theodore Krumholz.

Memorials are preferred to St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center or St. John Vianney School Endowment Fund.