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May 26, 1918 – Friday, December 28, 2012

Service Information
Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
4-8 P.M.

Mary Ann Cardinal, age 94, of Lester Prairie passed away on Friday, December 28th, 2012 at The Cokato Manor.

She was born on May 26, 1918 in Grand Marais, Minnesota the daughter of Frances & Mary Beaudette Babineau.

On November 26, 1936, Mary Ann Babineau and Russell J. Cardinal were joined in holy marriage at St. John’s Catholic Church in Grand Marais. God blessed their marriage with three children.

Mary and Russell engaged in farming for many years in Middleville Township, Wright County. Mary was also formerly employed as a press operator at Tonka Toys in Mound for twenty one and a half years.

She was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted and belonged to St. Anne’s Society.

Survived by her children: Rosella A. (Gerald) Quast of Winsted and Raymond R. (Jan) Cardinal of Waverly; a daughter-in-law: Kaye Cardinal of Fifty Lakes; eight grandchildren: Ronald (Janet) Cardinal, Daniel (Pam) Cardinal, & Lynn (Brad) Schlagel; Bradley (Rita) Quast & Brenda (Marv) Vetsch; Jeremy (Chris) Cardinal, John (Kristy) Cardinal and Jesse (Angela) Cardinal; twenty-one great grandchildren: Matt, Valerie, Cassie, Michelle, Samantha, Becca, Megan, Andrew, Julia, Timothy, Aleah, Kyle, Jolie, Angie, Gina, Weston, Anastasia, Olivia, Emma, Ryan and Lauren; three great, great grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Florence Cardinal of Montrose and Luella Simon of Hutchinson; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her husband: Russell J. Cardinal on November 29, 2000, a son: Kenneth E. Cardinal, her parents, a brother: Reuben Babineau and by a sister: Olive Dalbec.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Ann Cardinal will be held on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Father Paul Schumacher will be the Celebrant.

Interment will follow at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 1st, 2013 from 4-8 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. A Prayer service will be held at 7:30 P.M. Further visitation will be held on Wednesday morning at the funeral home 9:30-10:30 A.M.

Casket Bearers will be grandchildren: Ronald and Daniel Cardinal, Lynn Schlagel, Bradley Quast, Brenda Vetsch, Jeremy, John and Jesse Cardinal.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences may be made

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Donna Manthei

    Mary; you will be missed. Rose and Ray, your mother was a special lady to me also as she was to you! I will never forget our many chats at night.

  2. Harold & Bette Cantin

    Cardinal family;
    We met your Mother, Grandmother thru Ken. She was a lovely lady. Our sympathy to you in your loss. May she rest in peace with Russ & Ken.


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