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Mary Moehring

Mary Catherine (Tait) Moehring, age 80, of Taylors Falls and formerly of Blue Earth, Minnesota, died Friday morning, August 16, at Divine Rehabilitation & Nursing in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar.  Interment will be at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Kandiyohi.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Thursday.  www.petersonbrothers.com

Mary Catherine (Tait) Moehring was born on October 1, 1938, in Willmar, Minnesota, the daughter of John and Eleanor (Tolan) Tait.  She grew up near Kandiyohi, was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, attended country school near their family farm and graduated from Atwater High School in 1956.  In 1967, Mary was married to Harold E. Moehring and they made their home in Blue Earth.

Mary worked for a time at the U of M, the Blue Earth Medical Center, was a 1970 census taker, a legal secretary at Callaghan and Wendlund Law Offices, the Faribault County Sherriff's Department and finally retired after doing agriculture surveys for the USDA.  In 2010, Mary moved to Taylors Falls to be near her daughter.

Mary was an avid reader and enjoyed doing extensive work with family genealogy.  She was an active member of St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth and a long time member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 89.

She is survived by her daughter, Katie (and Jerry) Carlson of Shafer; grandson, Andy (and Brittney) Holland of East Bethel; brother, Jack (and Ruth) Tait of Bracketville, TX., sister, Peggy (and Tom) Condon of Clara City; sister-in-law, Anna Mae Erichsrud of Blue Earth; brother-in-law, George (and Sally) Moehring of Hutchinson, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold in 2006; an infant brother, James; and in-laws, George and Mable Moehring.

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For my Godmother

Jennifer Fairchild Sep 5 2019 12:00 AM

Katie and FamilyI've just heard about Mary's passing in the Blue Earth paper. I'm sorry for your loss. I haven't seen you since Harold's passing, but Mom has given me updates through the years. I wish you all the best.

Jennifer Fairchild Sep 5 2019 12:00 AM

Mary was a year older than my sister. We were neighbors, just up the hill from the Tait farm. Peggy was a year older than I. I have many good memories of the Tait family, and of country school and high school days with Peggy. Our sympathy to Marys family. Corinne Block Baker

Corinne Block Baker Aug 20 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Katie and Family, Harry and Mary were very dear friends of Kathy, me, and my folks over more years than I like to admit, but during those years we all had wonderful and exciting times together which we can cherish over the next years to come. I know that both are together again on the other side and are joking, laughing, and smoking Marlboros with, of course, a never emptied pot of coffee, cream, sugar, etc. We loved them them very much and will miss their apple trees terribly! Love and Pease to all of us remaining.

Myron, Kathy, and Tyco (Welch) Reinke Aug 20 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Katie and family: Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time. You have our deepest sympathiesat the loss of your Mother. It was our pleasure to knowMary for many years as a wonderful cousin and collaborator in pursuing family genealogy information together. Our timeswith herin Atwater, Blue Earth and Taylors Falls will always be treasured memories.

Walter and Jackie McRae Aug 20 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss Katie and family. I only knew Mary for a short time and really enjoyed conversations with her at Redeemer. Peace and hogs to you and yours.

Jane Lyngdal Aug 19 2019 12:00 AM

Our deepest condolences. Mary will always have a special place in our hearts.

Aug 18 2019 12:00 AM

My heart goes out to you, Katie, Jerry, Peggy and families for Mary's passing. Heaven gained an angel in heaven to watch over you. Prayers of strength and comfort for you and your families. Karen (Ristau) Mau and Gary Mau.

Karen Mau Aug 16 2019 12:00 AM