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Wednesday September 9th, 2015
6:30pm

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Visitation


Thursday September 10th, 2015
9:30am

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Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
Thursday September 10th, 2015
11:00am

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Mary Ellen Neyens

Mary Ellen (Sullivan) Neyens was born on March 18, 1925, on the family farm near Russell to Samuel and Clara (Henkel) Sullivan. She attended and graduated from Russell High School in 1943. In that same year on October 19th, she was united in marriage to Harold Neyens at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. From 1948, the couple lived, farmed and raised nine children on Goose Lake near Russell. In later years, they enjoyed spending their winters at their home in Texas. Mary Ellen was dedicated to raising her family and partnering with Harold in running the farm. She had many interests and enjoyed sewing, crossword puzzles, stained-glass artwork and keeping in touch with all of her family through her letter-writing. She spent many hours in the kitchen lovingly nourishing her family. Breakfast was Mary's specialty, and she will be remembered for fresh hot pancakes, choke-cherry jelly and her chocolate chip cookies. She was resourceful, self-reliant and a steady hand and model for her whole family. After recently having a stroke, Mary Ellen passed away on Friday, September 4, 2015, peacefully and with grace, at the Divine Providence Nursing Home in Ivanhoe. She is survived by her children Gene (and Carol) Neyens of Maple Plain, Norma Wuttke of Mound, Joan (and Gary) Isenberg of Brookings, SD, Sandy Caskey of Appleton, MN, Diane (and Keith) Burckhardt of Russell, Tom (and Darlene) Neyens of Russell, 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was proceeded in death by her parents, husband Harold, sons Daren and Alan Neyens, daughter Patricia Nelson and her son-in-law Dr. George Nelson, son-in-law Loren Wuttke, three sisters, and three brothers.

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All of our family send sincere thoughts for you. While we lived in Minnesota,we enjoyed seeing Mary from time to time. Her quiet ways and quick laughter brought to mind our own aunts in Kansas and how we enjoyed being around them so much. I am sure there was much to admire about her. May all of her family have moments of bonding together as you remember her life. May these happy memories give you comfort in thinking about all the connections family life bestows.mike and kathy wenger,neighbors of carol and gene and continued friendship.

mike and kathy wenger Sep 10 2015 12:34 PM

You have our deepest sympathy. We will say a Prayer for all of you.

Lawrence Hochstatter Family Sep 8 2015 6:17 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Neyens

Roy and Marlene Yonker Sep 7 2015 12:24 AM

Family of Mary Ellen My sister Mabel Dressen was a long time friend of Mary Ellen, they went to high school in Russell together. The Sullivan family were our neighbors and my older siblings were very good friend of there's If they were alive today they could tell lots of stories about going dancing at the Lynd Ballroom. Our sympathy, Roy and Marlene Yonker

Roy and Marlene Yonker Sep 7 2015 12:24 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Neyens

Cindy Buchert Sep 6 2015 8:45 PM

In memory of Mary Neyens!

Cindy Buchert Sep 6 2015 8:45 PM

To the Neyens Family and those who were near and dear to her as friends, you have my deepest sympathy! May God be with you in the days and months to come. Peace be with you! Cindy

Cindy Buchert Sep 6 2015 8:43 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Neyens

Patty Thompson Sep 5 2015 9:23 AM

My deepest sympathy, love and prayers, Patty

Patty Thompson Sep 5 2015 9:23 AM

All our love and prayers to Sandy and all the family.

Gwen Erickson and family Sep 5 2015 12:05 AM

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