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.