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Mary Aleshire

Mary Jo Aleshire, age 57, of Sunburg, died Sunday evening, April 17, at Glen Oaks Care Center in New London following a 14 year battle with Huntington's Disease.

Memorial services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, at Salem Covenant Church near Pennock. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and one hour prior to the service at the church. Mary Jo loved bright colors and her family requests that those attending the memorial service please wear bright colors.

Mary Jo was born August 16, 1958 in Richfield, Minnesota, the daughter of Joseph and Audrey Driscoll. She grew up in the Richfield community and graduated from Richfield High School in 1976. she worked for Control Data for a number of years before staying home to raise her children. In 1998, she moved to Willmar and on February 27, 1999, she married Ron Aleshire. Mary Jo enjoyed watching TV and going on walks, but most of all she loved being a mother and raising her children. For the past several years she had resided in REM Homes and Glen Oaks Care Center.

She is survived by her husband, Ron Aleshire of Sunburg, MN; children, Ron (and Kristi) Aleshire of Fridley, MN, Megan (and Jason) Imes of Bradenton, FL, Molly (and Paul) Shand of Lakeville, MN, Melissa (and Ryan) Hanson of Big Lake, MN, Aaron Aleshire of Coon Rapids, MN, Kyle (and Jenna) Brethorst of Willmar, MN, Joe (and Victoria) Driscoll of St. Cloud, MN, Rose Aleshire of Sunburg, MN, Ruth Aleshire of Sunburg, MN, and Rachel Aleshire of Sunburg, MN; nine grandchildren; a brother, Tim Driscoll of Rosemount, MN; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Audrey Driscoll; a brother, Kevin Driscoll; a son, Tim Aleshire; and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Richard and Jean Aleshire.


APR 21. 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201


APR 22. 01:30 PM

Salem Covenant Church

7811 135th St NW

Pennock, MN, US, 56279



APR 22. 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

Salem Covenant Church

7811 135th St NW

Pennock, MN, US, 56279


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Megan, Molly, and Melissa, I am so very sorry for your loss. May God comfort you in your time of grief. Know that your Mom is flying free in Heaven finally free from all sickness and pain. You and your families are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Diane Langhoff Jackson - April 20, 2016 at 09:19 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Melissa,Megan and Molly.... I am very sorry for the loss, She is no longer suffering and has a new body with the LORD.. Sending all my love HUGS and Prayers to you each..you now have a new Angel in heaven

Tonya Barthel - April 20, 2016 at 10:56 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Ron, Rose, Ruth and Rachel,We are so sorry for this journey you have endured for so long. Watching someone you love and waiting ..... has been hard for each of you. You have each dealt with this process alone yet together. May God be with you as you continue through this week and the service on Friday. You each are a shining beacon for someone else on this earth. As was said at confirmation, let your light shine so others may see the real you. God Bless. Mark, Denise, Allegra and Chandler Te Brake

Denise - April 20, 2016 at 02:21 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Fields of Europe was purchased for the family of Mary Jo Aleshire.

April 20, 2016 at 02:59 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our family is sad that Mary Jo passed. I am her first cousin from ND.Her dad, Joe and my mother were siblings. We have many fond memories of her family coming to Towner, ND on the 4th of July many years!. She loved the rodeo! Our prayers are with all of you.Rynette Hjelmstad Burckhard

Rynette- Cousin - June 13, 2016 at 10:01 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM