Mary Catherine Simonette, 80, of Maple Plain, originally of Montgomery, died Sunday, June 24, 2012, at Elim Nursing Home in Watertown.
Mary was born on September 6, 1931, in Montgomery to William and Anna (Shima) Bauer.
She married Roger Simonette on May 16, 1950, in Montgomery at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Mary worked at Central Health Care in Le Center for many years. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, crosswords, playing cards gardening, and watching and caring for animals.
Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, June 27 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montgomery. Funeral Mass will also be at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church on Wednesday at 11 am. Burial will be at Fort Snelling on Thursday.
Mary is survived by children; Bill (and Josie) Simonette of Mankato, Julie (and Duane) Anderson of Waconia, Mary (and John) Gehrke of St. Peter, Carrie Simonette (and Jim Roseland) of Hutchinson, and Chris (and Louise) Simonette of Henderson; 16 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Roger, her daughter Patricia, 2 children in infancy, her great-granddaughter Emma Jean Rae and her sister Annabelle Pan.
Arrangements were made with the Schoenbauer Funeral Home of Montgomery, Minn. 507-364-7929. www.schoenbauerfuneralhome.com.