Mary Nesset, age 76, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, formerly of Willmar, Minnesota, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at her home in Hutchinson.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, October 13, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Hutchinson, with interment in the St. Anastasia Catholic Cemetery in Hutchinson.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Mary Barbara Nesset was born on February 19, 1947, in Devil’s Lake, North Dakota. She was the daughter of Thomas and Katherine (Stoppler) Miller. Mary received her education in Devil’s Lake. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of North Dakota in 1969.
On September 5, 1970, Mary was united in marriage to Ralph Nesset at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Devil’s Lake. This marriage was blessed with two daughters, Ann and Elizabeth. Mary and Ralph resided in Willmar, Minnesota. Mary later moved to Hutchinson, Minnesota. They shared 48 years of marriage before the passing of Ralph in 2018.
Mary was employed at the VA Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She continued her career as an Occupational Therapist and Department Head for the Willmar Hospital for the next 40 years. Mary was recruited by ACMC Health in Willmar to develop their “Hand Program”. She retired in 2015. Mary was a member of the Catholic Churches in Willmar and Hutchinson.
Mary enjoyed a variety of hobbies and volunteer work. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren and friends.
Mary passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at her home in Hutchinson, at the age of 76 years.
Blessed be her memory.
Mary is survived by her:
Daughter, Ann Varpness and her husband, Matt;
Daughter, Elizabeth Ferguson and her husband, Derek;
Grandchildren, Sawyer, Dawson, and Maddox Varpness, JD and Gabby Ferguson;
Many other relatives and friends.