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Mary Lee Egan obituary

Mary Lee Egan (Klaers), age 82, of Lake City, Minn. died peacefully in her home on Oct. 13, 2020.
 Mary Lee was born on May 12, 1938 to Lawrence and Carola Klaers, in Hennepin County, Minn. She attended Catholic schools in Loretto and St. Michael. She later became a dental hygienist, which she continued happily until deciding to focus on her true calling – being a magnificent mom. She married Robert Egan on September 12, 1964 and they were subsequently divorced.   
 Mary Lee was blessed (her words) with five children and ten grandchildren who lovingly referred to her as Grandma Mimi. She so enjoyed being around children and was an active member within her church (Faith Formation) and in her later years volunteering with the local elementary school reading program.  Mary Lee enjoyed singing, cooking, gardening, talking with friends, and caring for people and animals around her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Carola Klaers. Mary Lee is survived by her siblings, Milton (Butch) Selander, Judy (Jim) Gilbert; children, Michael (Kimberly), Anne, Emily (Mike), Brian (Lisa), and Brendan (Jen); grandchildren, Connor, Justin, Cullen, Devin, Nicholas, Tori, Brady, Gavin, Brooke, Dominic; and by many cousins, other relatives, and friends.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 at Ss Peter & Paul / St. Thomas the Apostle, 145 Railway St East, Loretto, Minn. with a reviewal prior to mass at 10 a.m. Burial will be after the mass. To live stream the mass, visit the church website at
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Memorial of Mary Lee Egan (1848 Chelton Ave West, St Paul, MN 55104), donations here will be given to St Mary’s of the Lake Catholic Church (Faith Formation) and Bluffview Elementary Reading Program.
Arrangements are being completed by Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel, 3075 Vermillion Street, Hastings, Minn.

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