Marie Wunsch

Marie Wunsch

1961 - 2022

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Obituary of Marie Wunsch

Marie passed away peacefully on February 16th, 2022 at the age of 60, at St Mary's hospital in Rochester, MN. Marie was born on November 1st, 1961 in Mankato, MN to parents George and Ellie Eckert (Gust). Marie graduated from Mankato East high school in 1980 and earned a degree in Business from Mankato State University in 1984. She followed her career in personnel to Minneapolis, Owatonna and Mankato. During those young adult years, she enjoyed time at softball parks and fishing ponds, hikes outdoors with her dogs, Ruby and Walleye as well as fun travels and time with family and friends. She provided love and support to her family, each one of them, when they needed it most during those years. Slowing the professional pace, while living in Mankato, she met husband Jerry Wunsch. They married on July 5th 2003 at St. John's church in Mankato, MN. They live in the country in Sleepy Eye, MN. She enjoyed her home, gardening, the outdoors and hosting gatherings for summer tractor parades. Her most passionate love was for her pets. Her dogs Emma, Max and Faith were like her children. And because neither she nor Jerry could turn away a single stray cat, she cared for a whole family of cats over the years. Marie enjoyed opportunities to be with her stepchildren and especially her step grandchildren, whom she loved to have out to the house. Marie also had a particularly giant place her heart for her nieces and nephews. She was their biggest fan. One of Marie’s favorite Sunday pastimes was watching her favorite football teams. Marie had a kind heart and was a loving Christian. She had a special desire to brighten the day of each person she met and so, will be remembered by many. She will be missed. She was preceded in death by her father, George C. Eckert, niece, Sarah Beiswanger, nephew, Michael Beiswanger and sister-in-law, Marian (Wunsch) Johnson. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Wunsch, mother, Ellie Eckert, and siblings, Diane (John) Beiswanger, Dan (Annette) Eckert and Michelle (Jamie) Langer, sister-in-law, Rita (Wunsch) Gaylord and many nieces and nephews. The family would prefer memorial gifts to the Brown County Humane Society in lieu of flowers.
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Thursday
24
February

Visitation 1

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye Chapel
301 - 3rd Ave. S.W.
Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, United States
Friday
25
February

Visitation 2

9:00 am - 10:15 am
Friday, February 25, 2022
St. John The Baptist Catholic Church
632 South Broad Street
Mankato, Minnesota, United States
Friday
25
February

Service Information

10:30 am
Friday, February 25, 2022
St. John The Baptist Catholic Church
632 South Broad Street
Mankato, Minnesota, United States

Reception

To be held at the church following the service.