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Mary Ann Zierden

June 17, 1931 — March 20, 2024

Melrose, Minnesota

Mary Ann Zierden

Mary Ann Zierden, age 92 of Melrose, formerly of New Munich, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at CentraCare-Melrose Care Center in Melrose, Minnesota. Mary Ann was called to heaven 29 years to the day Edzie passed, together again at last.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 27 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich with Rev. Daniel Walz officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.  

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Parish prayers will be at 4 p.m. followed by a rosary at 5 p.m. by the St. Anne’s Christian Women and Catholic United Financial on Tuesday evening.

Mary Ann Zierden was born on June 17, 1931 in New Munich, Minnesota to George and Mary (Raeker) Koenig. She attended school through the 8th grade. She married Edzie Zierden on October 5, 1957 in New Munich. Mary Ann was a housekeeper and cleaned the church and various businesses and homes in New Munich.

Mary Ann was an avid gardener, taking care of her many vegetable and flower gardens. She enjoyed Sunday drives to view the fall colors and traveling to Arizona, Florida, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.  Mary Ann loved to play Yahtzee and 500 Rummy with family.  In her years at Pine Villa, she enjoyed playing bingo, 6-5-4 dice game, and embroidering pillowcases and kitchen towels until arthritis was too much for her to keep going. But, above all, Mary Ann loved her family and friends the most.  She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Catholic United Financial, and St. Ann’s Christian Women.   

Survivors include her daughter, Ruth Zierden of Brainerd; grandchildren Doug (Erin) Zierden of St. Cloud, Tony (Heather) Zierden of Bemidji; and Amy (Josh) Meyer of South Haven; and great-grandchildren, Riley, Mady, and Carter Zierden, Brionna and Lily Zierden, and Donovon, Arianna, and Courtney Meyer; sisters-in-law, Theresa Koenig of Sauk Centre and Sister Geraldine Zierden, O.S.B. of St. Cloud; and brother-in-law, Rich Hoppe of New Munich.  

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents, George and Mary Koenig; husband, Edzie Zierden on March 20, 1995; son Kenny Zierden on February 6, 2011; daughter-in-law, Mickey Zierden on June 8, 2020; daughter, Lori Zierden on February 18, 2024; and brother, Ed Koenig on July 7, 2022; and sister, Flossie Hoppe on September 22, 2023.  

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Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

4:00 - 8:00 pm

Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services Melrose

418 Fifth Ave SE, Melrose, MN 56352

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Visitation

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

10:00 - 10:45 am

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

650 Main St, New Munich, MN 56356

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Mass

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

650 Main St, New Munich, MN 56356

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