Mary Ann Giza, age 82, of Staples, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Lakewood Health System. Mary Ann was born on August 10, 1936 in Tracy, Minnesota to Martin & Gertrude (Campbell) Drinville. She married John “Jack” Giza, and they had 7 children.
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Mary Ann was a very loving and devoted mother, grandmother and wife. She loved family gatherings and doing special things for her grandkids. Mary Ann enjoyed the outdoors and especially liked blueberry picking and gathering interesting things she found on her walks. She was generous and faithful to her friends; always quick to extend a kind word or a positive affirmation. Strong in her Christian faith, Mary Ann now rests in the hands of the lord.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 62 years, Jack; children: Michael (Vicky) of Princeton, Tom (Roxann) of Dalton, Jodi (Troy) Phillips of Brainerd, David (Tracy) of Baxter, Jen (Brett) Riewe of Elk River and Joanne (Ryan) Gilligan of Brainerd; 13 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; sisters: Pat Drinville of Anoka and Lorna Campbell of Iowa City, Iowa.
Mary Ann is preceded in death by her parents; son, James.
Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Ann will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 11AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the mass. Interment will be at Evergreen Hill Cemetery.
Caring for Mary Ann & the Giza family:
Taylor Funeral Care
Staples, MN 218-894-9009