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780 12th St. SW
P.O. Box 822
Le Mars, IA 51031
Phone: 712-546-4903
Fax: 712-546-4710
Mary Kestel

Mary Ann Kestel

Thursday, June 24th, 1954 - Friday, September 11th, 2020
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Marcus, Iowa –Mary Ann Kestel, 66, of Rural Marcus, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 11, 2020 at MercyOne in Sioux City, Iowa. Abiding by her wishes, Mary’s body has been donated for medical research. A Memorial Mass will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. Rev. Eugene Murray will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in Holy Name Cemetery in Marcus. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church.

Mary Ann Kestel was born at Sacred Heart Hospital in Le Mars, Iowa on June 24, 1954 to Paul and Doris (Bunkers) Kestel. She had three brothers, Jimmy, Joe and John.

She lived all her life on the family farm in Marcus Township, Cherokee County, taking care of her mother who was not well, farm work, housekeeping and cooking. Mary graduated from Holy Name School in Marcus in 1973.

Mary was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus where she served as a Eucharistic Lay Distributor in church and also to the homebound for many years. She also assisted in Holy Day seasonal decorating at the church. She was a member of St. Ann’s Guild, taking care of mailing greeting cards to those who required them, and was also a member of Catholic Daughters.

For several years, Mary Ann helped work at the arts and crafts booth at the Marcus Fair. She will long be remembered as having a heart of gold, willing to help anyone and being a kind person.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Doris Kestel; her brothers, Jimmy, Joe and John; her aunt, Vera and her husband Eugene Noonan; and an uncle, Fr. Edmund Kestel OSB.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 26th, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    Saturday, September 26th, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
    Holy Name Catholic Church
    100 N. Elm Street
    MARCUS, IA 51035
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  • Service

    Saturday, September 26th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, September 26th, 2020 10:00am
    Holy Name Catholic Church
    100 N. Elm Street
    MARCUS, IA 51035
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    Fr. Eugene Murray
  • Interment

    Holy Name Cemetery
    Intersection of Highland Drive & Ames Avenue
    MARCUS, IA 51035
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  • Reception

    Holy Name Catholic Church
    100 N. Elm Street
    MARCUS, IA 51035
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Haines family

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Rest In Peace Mary Ann. Love, Mary, Jean, Joanne and David (Haines family)

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Mike Thompson

Posted at 04:19pm
Representing Mike, Mark and Tom all from Storm Lake and drivers for JENCC of Sioux City. We had the opportunity over the past few months to become very good friends with Mary ! Love her funny stories ! She made us specialty multi flavored popcorn and various other delicious treats. She loved to try out new recipes on us, we loved it too ! She was a wonderful caring person and although she will be missed greatly, we were blessed to have known her. Mike Thompson

Tom Noonan

Posted at 03:16pm
Dear Mary, May you rest in peace. We will miss you more than you can know. May the Lord bless you and keep you. All our love, Tom and Cindy Noonan
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John Noonan

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In memory of my wonderful cousin Mary. May you Rest In Peace and Fly with the Angels in the glory of God. With Love, John and Kate Noonan
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Wendell Riedemann

Posted at 08:41pm
Our sincere sympathies to Mary's family. She was a kind hearted soul. Prayers of peace to all of you. From neighbors, The Riedemanns.

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