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Mary Ann (Metz) Nudell

Mary Ann Metz was born Sept. 25, 1954, in Browns Valley, the daughter of James and Shirley (Ziemer) Metz. Mary graduated from Browns Valley High School. On Sept. 3, 1971, Mary was united in marriage to David Nudell in Sisseton, S.D. Mary and David owned and operated a farm in Enderlin, N.D., until 2001 when they sold the business to Olson Farms. She worked for Olson Farms from 2001 to present. Mary also operated a daycare, and Mary was a clerk for the Enderlin Airport for 20 years.

In the spring of 2002, they moved to Tamarac Lake, Pelican Rapids.

In Enderlin, Mary was involved in circle and quilting at Trinity Lutheran Church, she was also a member of Tri-County Homemakers.

After their move, Mary was also involved in circle and quilting at Grove Lake Lutheran Church in Pelican Rapids. Mary enjoyed sewing, quilting and flower gardening. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren; they were her pride and joy.

Mary, age 54, a resident of Pelican Rapids, formerly of Enderlin, N.D., died on Friday, April 3, 2009, at the Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Cancer Treatment Centers of America) in Zion, Ill.

Mary is survived by her husband, David, Pelican Rapids; her children: Micheal (Trina) Nudell, Leonard, N.D., Michelle (Mike) Ballou, Fargo, N.D., Aaron (Jill) Nudell, Casselton, N.D.; mother, Shirley Metz, Browns Valley; two grandchildren: Owen and Kailee; two step-grandchildren: Jessica and Emily; three brothers: Robert (Karen) Metz, Browns Valley, Don (Mary Kay) Metz, Donnelly, David (Julie) Metz, Browns Valley; mother-in-law, Dalene (Nudell) Trende, Delano; two sisters-in-law: Donna (Milo) Magnan, Delano and Carla (Jan) Medbery, Mundelein, Ill.; brother-in-law, Paul (Donni) Schaunaman, Browns Valley, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, James; infant sister, Ann; father-in-law. Dale Nudell; and sister-in-law Kathleen Schaunaman.

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 9, 2009 at Grove Lake Lutheran Church in Pelican Rapids. Rev. Darrell Saathoff officiated. Pallbearers were Scotty Huether, Steve Olson, Mark Olson, Steve Lund, Dan Gross, Dean Torbenson. Honorary pallbearers were Mary's daycare children. Burial was at Pontiac Cemetery in Enderlin, N.D. Arrangements were with Larson Funeral Home in Pelican Rapids.