Mary Ann O’Rourke, age 84, of Wells, died Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at French Meadow Place in Le Sueur, MN. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at 11:00AM at St. Casimir Catholic Church in Wells, MN with Father Greg Havel officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service at the church from 9:00 to 11:00AM on Tuesday. Burial will be in St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery in Wells, MN. Memorials are preferred to: NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness), St. Casimir Catholic School, or to Donor’s Choice. Nasinec Funeral Home in Wells is entrusted with arrangements. Please see www.nasinecfh.com to leave online condolences.
Mary Ann was born October 21, 1938, in Mankato, MN, the daughter of Henry and Delia (Scheid) Schuster. She graduated from Minnesota Lake High School and then from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Rochester, MN. Mary Ann was united in marriage to Patrick O’Rourke, December 28, 1960 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Minnesota Lake, MN and to this union three daughters were born. Mary Ann had a deep love for her faith and family. She enjoyed traveling, experiencing the arts through museums, music, and plays, and going out for lunch with family and friends. She was an avid reader, enjoyed cooking, baking, and trying out new recipes, and flower gardening.
Mary Ann is survived by daughters: Julie (Paul) Burkhardt of Mendota Heights, MN, Mary (Jim) Glazer of St. Paul, MN, and Molly (Billy) Schultz of Le Sueur, MN; grandchildren: Katie and Sarah Glazer, and Erin and Connor Schultz; brother: Paul (Karen) Schuster of Minnesota Lake, MN; along with nieces, nephews, several in-laws, and their families.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Patrick in 2013; and siblings: Suzanne (Aaron) Cansler and Julie (Richard) Allis.
Condolences for the family. I babysat for the girls. They were good kids!
So sorry to hear about your mom. She and my mom were shopping partners. My mom has many stories of their shopping experiences and driving back home and getting lost majority of the time because they were too busy talking. I believe they were heading to Iowa, South Dakota, and down some railroad tracks. I’m surprised they always found their way home. Your mom was a very kind person and she will be missed.
Sending love and hugs to you all. Your mom, and whole family, was always so kind and welcoming to me. I loved her laugh and smile. I only spent four years in Wells but have many fond memories of spending time at your home. So very sorry for your loss.
Thinking of you today and remembering your mom’s smile and kindness. Life is such a journey. I know there was always that love that was shown for all of you whenever I was around her. A mom’s heart! Such a blessing! God abundantly bless all of you through this time.
Paul & family you have our sympathy in loss of your sister.
Hugs to all
Mary Ann was a classmate of mine at Saint Marys School of Nursing in Rochester MN. Mary Ann lived on the same floor in the dormitory. She had a bright smile and was a caring student nurse. We didn’t keep in touch through the years but Mary Ann did attend a few nursing reunions.
Blessings to her family.
Monica Mellem Van Kirk
So sorry for your loss, Mary, Julie, Molly, and family. Thinking of you all and prayers for God’s peace. Your mom was a warm and welcoming spirit.
Moly, Julie and Mary, we send our deepest sympathy to you and your families. So many memories of your mom’s warm smile, great cooking and her devotion to each of you. May God wrap you in His peace and comfort. So sorry for your loss.
DEAR FAMILY OF MARY ANN,
MY SISTER, BETTY(SONNEK) LATOURELLE , JUST TOLD ME OF YOUR LOSS.
WE HEARD OF A RECENT VISIT MUCH APPRECIATED, SO SORRY THINGS CHAGED AGAIN.
I TREASURE HAVING SHARED THE SAME ST MARYS NURSING PROGRAM, AND FAMILY CONNECTION.
MARY ANN HAS BEEN IN MY PRAYER. I TRUST GOD’S MERCY AND LOVE IS WITH YOU.
SISTER CARMEN SONNEK — ROCHESTER, MN
Condolences to Mary Ann,s family from Mary (Hodge) Eytcheson from wells.
My sincere sympathy to all of Mary Ann’s family. Mary Ann was my Godmother many, many years ago when I was baptized as a baby. She was a beautiful person both inside and out and I am sure she will be missed by many. May God bless and watch over all of you during these difficult days ahead.
As an extended member of your family I feel the pain of your sorrow and the friendship of your Mom and Dad. We all know our life goes on until we all meet Mary Ann and Patrick in the goal of eternal life. Daniel Drury