The funeral service for Mary L. Eggert , 79, of rural Hayfield,MN., will be at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday (March 22, 2014) at Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville,MN. with Rev. David Hoot officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Hayfield. Mrs. Eggert died on Monday (March 17, 2014) of natural causes at the Stewartville Care Center in Stewartville where she had been a resident this past year.
Mary Lois Christie was born on April 23, 1934 in Racine Twsp., Fillmore County,MN. to Harry and Marion(Mills) Christie. She grew up on the family farm, attended Stewartville schools, graduating from Stewartville High School in 1952. Mary was married on September 7, 1957 at the United Methodist Church in Stewartville to Ellsworth L. Eggert. Following their marriage the couple moved to rural Hayfield where they farmed and began to raise their family. Mrs. Eggert was a farmwife and homemaker and worked part-time at other jobs for a few years. Mr. Eggert was killed in a farm accident in 1980 and Mrs Eggert continued to live on their farm until moving to Stewartville to live with her son Eric, in 2012. She enjoyed country living, taking care of the animals, going on trips, and took pride in her" English,Scotch,Dutch and Irish" heritage. She loved to spend time with her friends and family, especially her grand-daughters.
Mary is survived by her son Eric(Christine) of Stewartville and her daughter - Elaine Eggert of rural Hayfield; 3 grand daughters - Amanda, Michelle and Jessica Eggert; a brother - Herbert(Shirley) Christie of Marshfield,MO.; 3 sister - in- laws - Lorraine Christie of Stewartville; Lois Johnson of Hayfield and Janice Gunderson of Austin. She was preceded in death by her husband - Ellsworth, her parents and 2 brothers - Ernest and Dillman Christie.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7:00 P.M. on Friday (March 21, 2014) at Griffin-Gray F.H.in Stewartville and 1 hr. prior to the service at the funeral home on Saturday morning.
Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray F.H. in Stewartville. www.griffin-gray.com.