Agnes "Aggie" Pass, 86

Agnes "Aggie" Pass, age 86, of Jordan, MN, passed away at her home surrounded by family on April 20, 2024. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. with visitation time from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2024, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (313 2nd St. E) in Jordan, MN. Father Neil Bakker will preside. Aggie will be laid to rest at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Agnes Louise was born on May 18, 1937, to Thomas and Florence (Buesgens) McGovern in Shakopee, MN. Aggie and her sister, Gerrie, grew up in town. They enjoyed playing and being outside and had a great childhood together. Aggie was involved in musicals and plays in high school and graduated from Shakopee High School as her class Salutatorian. Out of high school, she got a job at a local dental office and worked as a receptionist there for some time before taking a job with Guardian Angels in Chaska, where she worked 22 years from 1977 until 1999 as a school secretary.

In 1956, Aggie met William Pass at a dance at Spring Lake Park, shortly after he was honorably discharged from his service in 1956. Although she was initially wary of “service men”, she agreed to go out with him. Two years later, Aggie and William were married on May 17, 1958, at the Church of St. Mary in Shakopee. Together, they started a family and were blessed with six children. Aggie always made sure her kids visited for holidays, Christmas and the 4th of July in particular. Everyone always looked forward to her famous potato salad for the holidays! She kept up with all of the family birthdays and made sure everyone got their card in the mail, and even in her later years, she stayed organized and clean, making her bed every single day. Later in life, Aggie loved being a grandma and great-grandma.

Aggie was faithful and dedicated to the church and was very involved throughout her years. She was a choir member at St. Benedict and helped out in various other capacities wherever she attended. She was also a member of the “Red Hot” Red Hats Society. Aggie loved being outside gardening and feeding the birds. She was also a huge fan of the Minnesota Twins, Timberwolves, and Gopher basketball.

Aggie loved to laugh and giggle and will always be remembered for her great sense of humor.

Aggie is survived by her children, Terry Pass, Amy (Jim) Stepanek, Denise Pass, Peter (Kris) Pass, Scott (Terri) Pass, Lori (Shawn) Ryan; grandchildren, Tricia Pass, William Pass, Emily (Tim) Gleeson, Steven (Grace) Pass, Margaret Pass, Joseph Pass, Carson Pass, Mitch Pass, Carter Pass, Patrick Ryan, and Greta Ryan; great-grandchildren, Dominic, Eleanor, and Isaac Gleeson, and Wilson Pass; and other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, William Pass; granddaughter, Mollie Ryan; parents; sister, Gerrie (Andy) Heiland; and daughter-in-law, Wanda Pass.

Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation proudly serves the Pass family.  www.BallardSunderFuneral.com

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