Mary Ann Shambour, 73

Mary Ann Shambour, 73, of Webster, life-long resident of the Lonsdale/Veseli area, died on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park.

She was born on June 3, 1932, to Joseph J.M. and Mary (Trenda) Malecha in Lonsdale. She attended country school in Dundas and graduated from Northfield High School in 1949.

On October 14, 1950, she married George J. Shambour at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lonsdale. As a young woman, she worked at Shattuck School in Faribault and later spent 21 years working at Queen of Peace Hospital as a nursing assistant/medical ward secretary. Mary Ann most recently worked at Lonsdale Packaging. Throughout her working years, she cleaned homes for many people in the metro area. Mary Ann enjoyed baking, gardening, playing cards and traveling with friends. She was a member of the Most Holy Trinity Altar Society, Queen of Peace Hospital Auxiliary, Homemaker Extension Club for 44 years and was an active member of the Lonsdale Senior Citizen Group.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her father; and brother, Joseph L. Malecha.

She is survived by her husband; children, Roger (Jeannine) Shambour, Webster, Kathryn (Steven) Blonigan, Prior Lake, Michael (Judith) Shambour, New Prague, and Patrice (Wayne) Schanus, New Prague; mother, Mary A. Malecha, Lonsdale; sister, Eleanore (John) Jirik, Northfield; sisters-in-law, Georgine Malecha, Northfield, Sister Mary Catherine Shambour, Duluth; 13 grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Veseli. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at White Funeral Home in Lonsdale.

Pallbearers were all her grandchildren, Eric and Ryan Schanus, Amanda, Bradley, Jenifer and Rebecca Shambour, and Courtney and Alex Blonigan.

Honorary pallbearers were Kyle Schanus, Anthony, Jeffrey and Tamara Shambour and Raquel Blonigan.

Interment was at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Veseli.

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