Mary Ann Giza

Mary Ann Giza

Monday August 10, 1936 - Thursday May 16, 2019
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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.
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
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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday May 21, 2019 |
    Tuesday May 21, 2019
    Sacred Heart Catholic Church
    310-4th Street NE
    Staples, MN 56479
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    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.


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Debby Logering McGillivray

Posted at 05:39pm
Our Deepest Sympathy's to you all. I just found out of Mary Ann's passing. I worked with her for awhile at IGA or Ken's Country Market here in Staples for awhile. We used to chat here and there as we worked. She was always so friendly and always willing to lend a helping hand. A wonderful lady she was. Sending love and prayers to the family.
Greg and Debby McGillivray

Barb Peterson

Posted at 11:27pm
Dear Jack and family, I am so sorry for all of you in your loss of Mary Ann.We worked together at several church occasions. We were especially close during the Why Catholic workshops.She was a special friend , wife, mom, and christian.She is deeply missed.Love and prayers. Barb Peterson

Kimberly Serich

Posted at 01:54am
R.I.P. Maryann...
Thoughts and prayers go out to Jack and all her family and friends, may God bless and comfort you in this time of sorrow.

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