Mary Ann NoreusMary Ann Noreus, 73, of Elkhart, Ind., passed away at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, in Elkhart.
Mary Ann Noreus, 73, of Elkhart, Ind., passed away at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, in Elkhart.
Mary was born June 6, 1940, in Cloquet, Minn., to Robertson Edward and Jane (Wilson) Noreus.
She is survived by her brother, William (Diane) Noreus of Zachary, La.; her brother-in-law, Raymond Stutsman of Elkhart; nieces and nephews, Jayne Steed, Anne Gee, Cindi Sinkula, Corey Stutsman, Jennifer Purkey, Robertson Noreus; and great-nieces and great-nephews, Lauren, Jaclyn, Taylor, Samantha, Jessie, Charlotte, Leo, Miles, Lucia, Lindsay, Riley and Will.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Nancy Stutsman.
Mary attended Purdue University and then received her bachelor’s degree at the University of Minnesota. Mary received her master's degree from St. Cloud State University. She was a media specialist for the St. Paul, Minn., school system.
Mary was a devoted and active member of First Church of Christ Scientist, where she was a reader and played the piano for Sunday school and church services. Her involvement at First Church of Christ Scientist was an important part of her life. She was also a member of P.E.O., Quester, Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women, and the Elkhart County Homemakers Club. She enjoyed antiques, golfing and gardening, and she loved being outside and nature.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. until the 3 p.m. memorial service on Thursday, Aug. 22, at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home. Jim Champagne will officiate.
Online condolences may be sent at www.hartzlergutermuthinman.com.
Memorials may be given to First Church of Christ Scientist or the Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, Niles.
August 22, 2013 ~ Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn.