Maryce T. Murry, 84
Mankato — Maryce T. Murry, age 84, of Mankato and formerly of Delavan, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at Pathstone Way, in Mankato.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held today, Monday, June 27, 2011, at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, in Mankato. The Rev. John Kunz is officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, in Delavan, at 1 p.m. Visitation was from 2-5 p.m. on June 26, 2011, at North Mankato Mortuary – Northview, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.
Maryce was born Feb. 26, 1927, to William E. and Eldora C. (Ascheman) Haugh, in rural Easton. As the oldest daughter of 13 children, she developed her child care skills early on. She graduated from Delavan in 1943 and went on to Mankato Commercial College. She was employed at Pierce’s Department Store in Mankato prior to her marriage to William “Bill” Murry on Nov. 22, 1947, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, in Easton.
Maryce and Bill made their home in Delavan. In addition to raising their seven children, she worked as the City Clerk in Delavan for over 32 years. Maryce was active in countless civic, religious, political and school related organizations. She was the consummate “go to” person when something needed to be done.
Maryce’s Catholic faith was extremely important to her. She was a longtime member of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, in Delavan. She passed her love of God and Church to her family not only in what she said but also in the way she lived her life.
Maryce and her husband, Bill, enjoyed many hobbies together. They were fabulous dancers, enjoyed golf, cards, and any sporting or musical event their children or grandchildren were involved in. Maryce was known for her hospitality. She was a superb cook and she loved having guests. She was also a skilled seamstress.
Maryce is survived by her children, Mike (Laurel) Murry, of Robbinsdale, Chuck (Sara) Murry, of Winnebago, Tim (Connie) Murry, of North Mankato, Rich (Dana) Murry, of Mankato, Phil (Debbie) Murry, of LeCenter, and Joan (Don) Wesely, of Eagle Lake; son-in-law, Jerry Hauer, of Buffalo; 26 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; siblings, LeRoy (Marilyn) Haugh, of Arlington, Va., Evelyn (Neal) Wallace, of Vernon Center, Margaret Wombacher, of Fort Collins, Colo., Rita Haugh, of Winona, Charles (Eileen) Haugh, of Winona, Howard (Nicole) Haugh, of Mankato, Ann (Allan) Rath, of Mankato, and Katy (James) Eiselt, of Madelia; sisters-in-law, Pat Haugh, of Albert Lea, Janet Haugh, of St. Paul, and Irma Haugh, of Easton; brother-in-law, Jim (Mary) Murry, of Delavan; and many extended family.
Maryce was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill, in 2009; daughter, Judy in 2009; three brothers, Harold, Ray and Bill; and sister, Sister Eileen Haugh OSF; brother-in-law, Karl Wombacher; and niece, Cathy Murry.
Maryce’s nurturing, loving nature was the backbone of the strong family bond we have held throughout our lives. She will be sadly missed.