LITTLE FALLS - Jeannette M. Mass, 84-year-old resident of Little Falls, Minn., formerly of Brainerd, Minn., passed away Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007, at the St. Otto's Care Center in Little Falls.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Little Falls, Minn., with Rev. Blaine MacNeil officiating. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery east of Brainerd, Minn. A visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls and from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday at the church.
Jeannette was born on Feb. 9, 1923, in Brainerd, Minn., to the late Fredrick and Julia (Erickson) Marquis. She was united in marriage to August Mass on Sept. 17, 1938, in Indiana. Jeannette raised and took care of seven children. She and her husband, Augie, enjoyed playing in the band, "Kitchen Blenders" at various social functions. She is a past member of First Lutheran Church and Zion Lutheran Church in Brainerd, Minn., where she was involved in the Ladies Aid. After moving to Little Falls in 2001, Jeannette became a member of Bethel Lutheran Church. She enjoyed fishing, gardening and spending time with family and friends.
Jeannette is survived by her son, William Mass and wife, Barbara, of Brainerd, Minn.; daughters, Joanne Bajula of Little Falls, Minn., Nancy Szczodroski and husband, Gordon, of Little Falls, Minn., Julie Nielsen and husband, Steve, of Nevis, Minn.; sister, Georgina Lindberg and husband, Rudy, of Milwaukee, Wis.; 26 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, August W. Mass on Aug. 1, 1991; daughters, Nadine Netzel, Jacqueline "Jackie" Mass and Shirley Kiley; sisters, Pat Nelson, Betty Nelson and Gertrude Mass; grandson, David; great-grandson, Dustin; great-granddaughters, Sara and Cortney.
Pallbearers will be Brian Kiley, Thomas Marquis, Art Mass, Mike Nielsen, Jeff Szczodroski and Myron Stanley.
Arrangements are with the Shelley Funeral Chapel in Little Falls.
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