Mary J. Farnsworth “Auntie Mary” (Andrus), age 87, of Pine River, formally Minneapolis, passed away peacefully on October 22, 2020. Mary joins her parents, Edna and Joseph Andrus; husband, LeRoy; sisters, June and Carole; in-laws, Russell Olson and Randolph K. Pierson; great niece, Kari Olson Hoke; fur children: Honey, Pumpkin, Buchon, Sissy, Snapps, Love, Mocha, Boggie, Pity Putz, Missy Mixer, and Remi in heaven. She is survived by Mike (Leslie) Olson, Paige and Kyle; Doug (Claudia) Olson; Melody Usher, Erin, Cora and Leah; Rusty (Barb) Olson; Craig (Judie) Pierson, Randy and Jamie; Kim (Sherri) Pierson; Jackie Johnson, Blaine; partner, Ralph Bjorgaard; Lexie, Fritz; and countless other loved ones whose paths have been deeply impacted by the privilege to share time on this earth with Mary, as she left heart prints on all of us.
Mary and her sisters laughed constantly - you can hear them now. She loved her 4-legged children over most. Mary was a talented painter and had a beautiful singing voice. She loved fishing, bluegrass music, cooking, laughing, family gatherings and cheap beer. Mary lived, she really lived!
Mary’s family is grateful for her caregivers who loved her and became family to her. They are saints.
Those wishing to express their love for Mary and support for the family are encouraged to send memorials in her name to Believet Canine Service Partners, 3885 100th St E. Northfield, MN 55057.
A private interment will be held at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls.