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Mary Ann Polipnick

June 28, 1929 — September 30, 2023

Sauk Centre, Minnesota

Mary Ann Polipnick

Mary Ann “MaryAnn” Polipnick, age 94 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at her home at Lakeshore Estates in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 7 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Greg Paffel officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Mary Ann Pappenfus was born June 28, 1929 in Melrose, Minnesota to Joseph and Alma (Loosebroek) Pappenfus. She graduated from Melrose High School and continued her education at St. Catherine’s School of Nursing. She worked at St. Michael’s Hospital and the Melrose Hospital as a registered nurse. She also worked at the Sauk Centre Elementary School as a school nurse for many years. On November 16, 1950 she was united in marriage to Richard “Dick” Polipnick at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Melrose, Minnesota.

MaryAnn was known for her hospitality, always having food to eat. Her company never went home hungry. Her candy drawer was always full for those looking for a sweet treat. She enjoyed knitting Christmas stockings for her family, being involved in the knitting group, Birthday Club, and the Lakeshore Club. MaryAnn enjoyed living on the lake, visiting with friends at Lakeshore Estates, spending time with her family, and watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s events.  

MaryAnn was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church where she served as a greeter and an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist for the homebound. She was also a member of the Christian Mothers and volunteered her time with Meals on Wheels. MaryAnn had a strong faith that was evident in all that she did. She especially loved her morning prayer time at Lakeshore Estates with her friends.

Survivors include her children, Susan (Steve) Dold of Sauk Centre, Patricia (Greg) Barber of New London, Sara (Al) Sibell of Osakis, Judith Emorie of Annandale, Amy (Tim) Stefans of Brooklyn Park, Maria (Jerry) Minette of Sauk Centre, Kathryn (Joe) Uphus of Sauk Centre, Karen (Mark) Kemper of San Diego, California, Beth (Darin) Pilacinski of Montemedhi, Philip (Jacque) Polipnick of Sauk Centre, and Ann (Bob) Meyer of Sauk Centre; daughters-in-law,  Myrna Polipnick–Griffin of Lakeville and Kay Marquardt of South Carolina; 39 grandchildren and 52 great-grandchildren; sister, Carlyn Ellering of Melrose; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

MaryAnn was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dick Polipnick on September 30, 2009; sons, Mark Polipnick on August 25, 1963 and Michael Polipnick on March 11, 1990; grandson, Elijah Meyer on August 22, 1999; brother and sister-in-law, Robert (Marian) Pappenfus; sister, Dorothy Roberts; and brother-in-law, Al Ellering.

None of the Polipnick’s are mentioned because there is just too gosh darn many of them! 😊

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Visitation

Friday, October 6, 2023

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Saturday, October 7, 2023

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Saturday, October 7, 2023

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