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Mary Ann Ramberg

August 26, 1931 — November 19, 2020

Mary Ann Ramberg passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 19, 2020 surrounded by her five children at her daughter’s home in Pine City at the age of 89.  This date is significant because it would have been her and Allen the love of her life 65th wedding anniversary.

Mary Ann Jacobs was born August 26, 1931 to Edward and Amelia (Zecha) Jacobs in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Mary had 6 sisters and 2 brothers and they spend their childhood in St. Paul and West St. Paul.  She attended Saint Matthew Catholic School in St. Paul through the 8th grade and attended high school in South St. Paul.  She quit school after the 11th grade and later in life received her GED and attended nursing school.

Mary worked as a nurse’s aide at Miller Hospital for one year, Montgomery Ward’s mail order department and as a Stock Record Clerk until her marriage in 1955.  Mary worked as a nurses’ aide and as a LPN at Rush City Hospital until they moved to California.  While living in California she was employed as an LPN at a hospital and nursing home.  Mary retired from nursing when they moved back to Minnesota; continued her caregiving expertise volunteering with hospice, caring for her sister Amy and lovingly cared for her dear husband Allen at the end of his life.

Mary loved to dance and it was Payne’s Pavilion in Harris (Fish Lake) where she would not only meet the love of her life, Allen Ramberg.  She also met Allen’s sisters and their friendships were for life.  Many weekends Mary took the bus to Harris and would stay on the Ramberg farm.   Mary wrote to Allen while he served in Korean war and was stationed in Japan. 

November 19, 1955, Mary and Allen were united in marriage at St. Matthews Catholic Church in St. Paul.  Their first home was in Harris and later moving to a hobby farm in Rush City.  In 1985, they moved to and spent the next 9 ½ years in Oxnard, California.  They returned to Minnesota settling in Pine City where they enjoyed Friday night summer evenings listening to music in Robinson Park.  They joined the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and made many friends throughout the years.  Mary and Allen enjoyed Bible studies and could be found most Thursdays at Adoration until Allen’s health began to decline.

Mary and Allen would become parents to five children: Kathleen Mary, Karen Joy, Lynn Marie, Nancy Ann and Robert Allen.  She loved and was especially proud of her 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  Family meant the world to her and she meant the world to us.  Her entire family will miss her gentle giving spirit, beautiful smile, her giggle and guidance.  She lived a life of faith and set an example of how to face adversity with grace and always find forgiveness.

Mary was a natural caregiver, wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.  She made preparing holiday meals look effortless.  She enjoyed watching her granddaughter’s tennis matches, her great-granddaughter’s skating programs, volleyball and her grandson and great-grandson’s hockey and baseball games.

Mary’s oldest granddaughter Chrissy started calling her Granny and she became Granny to us all.  She lived a faith filled and we will never forget our “Granny”!

Mary is survived by her children: Kathy (Chuck) Mohr of Pine City, Karen Sjoblom of Rush City, Lynn Auchi and Tim Wood of Grantsburg, Nancy (Klaus) Rechelbacher of Pine City, Robert (Melissa) Ramberg of Mora; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister Amelia Jacobs of Parmly in Chisago Lakes; many other relatives and friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband Allen Ramberg; siblings: Margaret (Bud) Swanson, Helen (Don) Rosengren, Elaine (Paul) Bloyer, Phyllis (Wendell) Swanson, Billy Jacobs, Eddie Jacobs, Betsy Wood; son-in-law Steve Sjoblom.

Monsignor Aleksander Suchan will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial for Mary: 10:30 AM; Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pine City.  A time of visitation and reviewal is planned from 4-7 PM Tuesday evening at the Swanson Funeral Chapel and also one hour prior to the Mass in St. Anthony Commons at the church.  The interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Rush City.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to: Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City ~ Swanson Chapel
www.FuneralAndCremationService.com

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Visitation

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

St. Anthony Commons - Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

535 8th St SW, Pine City, MN 55063

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

535 8th St SW, Pine City, MN 55063

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