Mass of Christian burial celebrating the life of Mary Ann Ebnet, age 81 of Holdingford will be 11 AM, Monday, January 23, 2012 at All Saints Catholic Church, River Street in Holdingford.  Father Mark Stang will officiate, and burial will take place in the parish cemetery following the service.  Mary died peacefully Wednesday afternoon surrounded by her family at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany.  Friends may call from 3-7 PM, Sunday, January 22, 2012 and again from 10 AM until the time of the service at All Saints church.  Parish prayers will take place at 5 PM, followed by the Christian Mothers praying the rosary at 6 Sunday evening at the church.  Arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Holdingford.

Mary was born May 30, 1930 to Joseph and Anna (Thene) Guck on a farm near St. Stephen.  She married Elmer Ebnet on November 23, 1950 in St. Stephen.  After marriage, the couple moved to Minneapolis and then to Holdingford where she lived the rest of her life.  Mary worked as a home-maker raising her 7 children, at Munsingwear in Albany, the Holdingford Bank, and also managed the Holdingford Municipal Liquor Store before retiring in 1992.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Holdingford where she was a member of the Christian Mothers.

Mary is survived by her husband Elmer Ebnet, Holdingford; her children Beverly (Russ) Eichten, Holdingford; Jeffrey (Debbie) Ebnet, Rice; Gregory (Teresa) Ebnet, Holdingford; Pamela (John) Voss, Holdingford; Nicholas (Peg) Ebnet, Lake Lillian; Luke (Terri) Ebnet, Brooklyn Park; Nancy (Dan) Fiedler, Holdingford; her sisters Alvina “Pat” Connelly, Minneapolis; Dorothy Solinger, Holdingford; her 18 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Anna Guck, and her siblings Lorraine Carroll, Eleanor Morrissey, Raymond Guck, Alvin Guck, Robert Guck, and Frank Guck.

A sincere thank you from the family to the staff of Mother of Mercy Nursing Home of Albany for their loving and professional care.