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Published January 27, 2014, 12:00 AM

Mary Ann Michels

Mary Ann Michels, 85, Forman, ND, formerly of Milnor, ND, passed away January 24, 2014 at Four Seasons Healthcare Center, Forman.

Mary Ann was born on January 18, 1929 at Hankinson, ND, to Joseph and Magdelena (Schlener) Peterschick. After graduating from Hankinson High School, she worked at Swift & Company and at the St. Francis Home both in Breckenridge, MN. Mary Ann was united in marriage to Harland Michels on October 13, 1952 at Hankinson. In 1967 they moved to Milnor, where they purchased Michels Meat Market, which they owned and operated until retiring in 1989. In December of 2007, Mary Ann became a resident at the Four Seasons Healthcare Center, Forman. Harland passed away on September 28, 2010.

Mary Ann Michels

Mary Ann Michels, 85, Forman, ND, formerly of Milnor, ND, passed away January 24, 2014 at Four Seasons Healthcare Center, Forman.

Mary Ann was born on January 18, 1929 at Hankinson, ND, to Joseph and Magdelena (Schlener) Peterschick. After graduating from Hankinson High School, she worked at Swift & Company and at the St. Francis Home both in Breckenridge, MN. Mary Ann was united in marriage to Harland Michels on October 13, 1952 at Hankinson. In 1967 they moved to Milnor, where they purchased Michels Meat Market, which they owned and operated until retiring in 1989. In December of 2007, Mary Ann became a resident at the Four Seasons Healthcare Center, Forman. Harland passed away on September 28, 2010.

Mary Ann was a member of St. Arnold’s Catholic Church, and she served on the Milnor Library Board. Harland and Mary Ann also took care of the city parks for many years.

She is survived by seven children and their families, Leslie (Stella) Michels, St. Paul, MN, Roman (fiancé Cheryl) & Galin; Blair (Lynne) Michels, Milnor, Lucas (Sarah), Krystal (Chris) Eckstein, & Kelsey; Richard (Debbie) Michels, Elgin, ND, Katie (Jesse) Roth & Kylie, Chelsey & Kyle (Lauren); Roberta Michels, Fargo, ND; Lynette (Dwain) Elenberger, Milnor, Randy (Katie) Aly & Aubrey, Michel (Angie) & Cidnie & Carter, Tyler (Tiffany) Deakon & Lyrik, Devan (Jasmine) & McKinley; Julene (Neal) Haugen, Willmar, MN, Kalene (Grant) Sharstrom, Trey (friend Mary), Elise & Cameron; Charles (Laura) Michels, Milnor, Dylan, Abigail & Mackenzie. Mary Ann is also survived by two sisters, Wiletta Bommersbach, Hankinson, ND and Magdalen (Art) Tomlinson, Minneapolis, MN; and one brother, Jerome (Hazel) Peterschick, Lewistown, MT.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Harland, and her siblings, Alice Stein, Ann Tomayer, Edward Peterschick, Joseph Peterschick, Mathilda Dosch, and Lois Kratcha.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 27, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service starting at 7:00 p.m. at St. Arnold’s Catholic Church, Milnor. Her funeral mass will be Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. also at the church, with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery near Milnor. An on-line guestbook may be signed at www.dahlstromfuneralhome.com

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