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Mary Ann Wiirre
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Obituary for Mary Ann Wiirre

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Resurrection Catholic Church in Eveleth. Celebrant will be Fr. Eamonn Boland. Visitation will be one hour before at the church. Interment will be in Eveleth Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Cron-Sheehy Funeral Home, Eveleth.

Mary A. Wiirre, 96, of Eveleth died peacefully with her family at her side, on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at Essentia Health- Virginia. She was born on September 1, 1920 in Eveleth to Blas and Mary (Fumich) Capan. Mary attended Eveleth schools and was united in marriage to Lyle E. “Jumbo” Wiirre on February 13, 1942 in Chicago. They lived in Chicago and San Marcos, Texas while Jumbo was stationed in the Army. A devout Catholic, Mary was a member of Resurrection Catholic Church, attending mass and recited the rosary daily. She taught catechism and was in charge of the church kitchen for twenty-seven years. Mary was a hard worker, delicious baker; making potica, noodles and pasties. She enjoyed her vegetable garden and at home, the coffee pot was always on.

She is survived by her daughter, Shelly (Peter) Kemp; grandsons, Kris (Ann) Wiirre, Corey (Carrie) Kemp, Brian (Carlie) Kemp; great-grandchildren, Jakob and Michael Wiirre, William and Leo Kemp, Hoyt and Harper Kemp and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle “Jumbo”; son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Annette Wiirre and brothers, Frankie, John, Nick and Tom.

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Mass of Christian Burial




11:00 AM
Resurrection Catholic Church

301 Adams Avenue
Eveleth, MN

Visitation will be one hour before the service

Cemetery Details


Eveleth Cemetery

Park Ave/County Road 142 near Hat Trick Ave.
Eveleth, MN


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