Obits – Mary A. Palmersheim

Mary A. Palmersheim, age 79, of Waconia, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at the Elim Home in Watertown.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (41 East 1st St.), Waconia with Father Bennet Tran as Celebrant of the Mass; visitation was from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass at the church; Interment church cemetery.
Mary was born on Aug. 17, 1933 in Little Falls the daughter of Peter and Marie (Benkuski) O’Hotto. She was baptized and confirmed in Elmdale, Minn. On June 10, 1952, Mary was united in marriage to Adrian S. Palmersheim at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Elmdale.
Mary was a long standing Health Care worker. She enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, painting, and going to polka dances with her husband Adrian. Mary was a long standing member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and said the Rosary on a daily basis.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband Adrian Palmersheim; daughter Janice Palmersheim; grandson Ryan Palmersheim; parents Peter and Marie (Benkuski) O’Hotto; son-in-law Richard Olson; brothers Jerry O’Hotto, Leo O’Hotto; sisters and brothers-in-law Irene and Richard Lesinski, Jenny and Rusty Phillipi, Rosie and Donny Brausen; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law and sister-in-law Cyril Palmersheim, Victor Palmersheim, Wilfred Blenkush, Delphine Palmersheim.
Mary is survived by her loving family; children Renee Olson of Mid Pines, Calif., Gary Palmersheim of Drain, Ore., Jim (Julie) Palmersheim of Shakopee, Ron (Cheryl) Palmersheim of Waconia, Elaine (Mark) Budde of Cokato, Kevin Palmersheim and Chrissy Holton of Shorewood, Shawn Palmersheim of Hutchinson; grandchildren Jena and Richard Plekkenpol, Megan Palmersheim, Adrienne Palmersheim-Wise; sisters and brother-in-law Lucille Bonemeyer of Little Falls, Jeanette and Ernie Brakowitz of Little Falls; brother and sister-in-law Jim and Marge O’Hotto of Sartel; sister-in-law and husband Eileen and Jack Regan of Little Falls, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Norine Blenkush of St. Stevens, Maurice and Rita Palmersheim of St. Joseph, Romie Palmersheim of St. Steven, Lillian and Delvin Dullinger of St. Steven, Jane Palmersheim of St. Cloud; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Casket Bearers are Marty Palmersheim, Joe Palmersheim, Richard Plekkenpol, Roger O’Hotto, Brad Phillipi, Roger Blenkush.
Johnson Funeral Home, Waconia; (952) 442-2121;