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Mary Weise

Mary Weise (Tarasar)

Friday, March 7th, 1941 - Monday, February 10th, 2020
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Mary Tarasar Weise passed away peacefully in Hopkins, MN on Monday, February 10th, at the age of 78. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Rose Tarasar; brother, John Jr; and sisters, Constance Tarasar and Margaret Vajda. She is survived by her daughters, Susan (Daniel) Turzinski and Dana (Rob) Brown; grandchildren Sophia Turzinski, Nicholas Turzinski, and Kendall Brown; and loving extended family.

As a dear friend and colleague to many throughout her life as a resident of St. Cloud and a speech pathology professor at St. Cloud State University, Mary was known for her kind heart and giving nature. She was referred to as “Mother Mary” by her students for the ongoing guidance and support she provided to them during challenging life moments. She participated in volunteer and service projects with Sertoma, Salem Lutheran Church and other organizations, and never hesitated to offer her help and support to anyone in need. She was always there to lend a hand or lift someone’s spirit.

Mary had many interests and hobbies, including gardening, golfing, sewing, entertaining, and watching her beloved Twins and Timberwolves. Her greatest passion later in life, was of course, her grandchildren and family.

Visitation at Kozlak-Radulovich Chapel (1918 University Ave. NE) Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 4-7:30 PM. Funeral Service at St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral (17th Ave. NE & 5th St.) Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 11 AM with visitation one hour prior. Interment St. Mary's Orthodox Cemetery.

Mary found pure joy spending time in her flower gardens and sharing them with those around her. In celebration of her life, Mary's family encourages anyone attending services to wear colorful attire to surround her in the many bright and happy colors she so greatly loved in life.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:30pm
    Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:30pm
    Kozlak-Radulovich Funeral Chapel
    1918 University Avenue NE.
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  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 11:00am
    St. Mary's Orthodox Cathedral
    1701 5th St. NE
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    Visitation beginning at 10:00am
    Rev. Fr. Benjamin Tucci
  • Interment

    Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 |
    Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
    St. Mary's Orthodox Cemetery
    3025 Stinson Blvd. NE
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Sue & Scott Henry

Posted at 02:14pm
Susan, Dana, and families: Please know that we are thinking of all of you. Your mom will be missed by all of us. Love, Sue, Scott and boys.
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Posted at 08:17am
With deepest sympathy - Your friends at Proviant Group.
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Mary Prax Williams

Posted at 11:23pm
I was so saddened to hear of Mary’s death. I was a student at St. Cloud State University from 1975-79 and again from 1980-84. Your mother was indeed an instructor who had the best interest of her students in mind in everything she did. She was kind, knowledgeable, approachable, respectful, and professional. I have nothing but fond memories of her. May you find comfort in all the good memories that you have of time spent with her.

Julie Olson

Posted at 06:16pm
Mary was a lovely lady and a good friend to my mom when my parents first moved to Benedict Village. I am so sorry for your loss.

The PACTitioners

Posted at 12:57pm
Sending you love during this difficult time. -Your PACT Family
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