In Memory

Mary Kay Vorwald

Mary Kay Vorwald

Visitation will be on held on Saturday, January 17, from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Lakeview Funeral Home. Mary passed away on Friday morning, January 9, 2009, at her home in Welcome.

Mary Kay (Vorwald) Schaefer was born on August 3, 1951, in Guttenburg, IA. She was the daughter of Theodore and Geneva (Burr) Vorwald. The family moved to the Monona, IA, area where she lived and attended school until the age of 13 years. She then lived in New Prague, MN, for several years before moving to Mankato, MN, where she graduated from Mankato High School in 1969. Mary then attended Mankato Area Vocational Technical Institute, graduating in 1970 from the practical nursing program.

She married Richard Bremer in 1971. They had three children. Mary worked as an LPN at Immanuel St. Joseph’s Hospital in Mankato from 1970 to 1977, and at the Orthopedic & Fracture Clinic in Mankato from 1977 to 1987. She married John Schaefer on June 20, 1987, and moved to Welcome, MN, where she resided at the time of her death.

Mary worked at the Fairmont Medical Center from 1988 until 2007, at which time her treatment for ovarian cancer left her without the energy to continue working. The majority of these years were spent working with Dr. Andy Ruth. Mary greatly enjoyed her long career in nursing. She loved working with the patients and their families. She was very grateful for the many strong friendships formed with co-workers over the years.

Mary was released from this life on Friday, January 9, 2009. She is now soaring, singing and dancing in God’s garden. She will be held forever in the hearts of all who loved her dearly