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Mary Alice VanDamme Fier

Mary Alice (VanDamme) Fier was born on January 23, 1921, to August and Augusta (Crombeke) VanDamme. She attended District 90 Country School and graduated in the 8th grade with ceremonies in Canby. In 1958, she was united in marriage to Leo Fier at St. Eloi Catholic Church in Ghent, MN. The couple made their home and raised their daughter, Judy, on the Fier family farm in Alta Vista Township in Lincoln County. Mary enjoyed life on the farm. She enjoyed mowing her lawn, tending to her gardens and feeding the cows. Many times she would work side by side with her sister-in-law Josie Fier while their husbands were doing local custom farm work. She was a longtime active member of Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Taunton and had a special devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Currently she was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church and honorary social member of the CCW. She will be remembered as a dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mary died on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, surrounded by family at the Canby Sylvan Court in Canby, MN. She is survived by her daughter, Judy (and Richard) Pesek of Taunton, grandson Mark (and Allyson) Pesek of Porter, granddaughter Jill (and Steven) Resler of Owatonna, great-grandchildren Mya and Mak Pesek, Ava and Addison Resler, sister Annie Mathiowetz of Minneota, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Elsie Kopitski and brother Albert VanDamme.

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Great Aunt Mary...We are so glad we had many good visits at the nursing home...We are going to miss you more than you will ever know...Thank you for telling us that you loved us everytime we left and always telling us to have a safe trip back to Montevideo...We had many good talks also...Will miss seeing you sitting in the chair when we come to the nursing home to visit a friend that is on the 2nd floor...WE LOVE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH


I want to express my sincere sympathy for the loss of your loved one and share the hope promised in the Bible. Jesus promised that those in the memorial tombs willcome out. (John 5:28, 29) In harmony with Gods original purpose, those resurrected as humans will have the opportunity to live on a paradise earth. (Luke 23:43)This promised future includes perfect health and everlasting life for obedient humans. The Bible says: The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon it. (Psalms 37:29)

S. Lee Jul 11 2018 11:33 PM