Marietta ‘Mary’ Suhr

WINONA, Minn. (WKBT) — Marietta “Mary” Suhr, 96, of Winona passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at Lake Winona Manor. She was born on June 12, 1924, in Trout Valley, Minneiska, MN, to Alfred and Margaret (Nepper) Johnson.

Marietta Mary SuhrShe married Ellwood Peterson, and they raised four daughters; Judy Repinski, Carol Gerry, Wilma Loitz and Bonnie Breckner. They were later divorced. She married Roy Suhr in 1970, and he passed in 1973. Mary was a member of St. Stanislaus Church.

She worked for Winona Knits for 16 years. She was a wonderful cook and loved hosting the family, especially for holidays. Not only did she always have a fresh pot of coffee brewing but an array of homemade cookies and a drawer fully stocked with Wrigley Wintergreen gum that was welcome to all who visited.

Mary is survived by her daughters, Carol (Gaylen) Gerry, Wilma Loitz and Bonnie (Jim) Breckner; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Judy (Mike) Repinski; husband, Roy; ex-husband, Ellwood; stepdad, Lawrence Ehlenfeldt; son-in-law, Roland Loitz; brothers, Leroy and Lawrence Johnson, and sisters, Verna Heaser, Loretta Wieczorek and Leola Smith.

Mary’s family would like to thank Lake Winona Manor staff for the excellent and loving care they provided Mary for the last 1.5 years. They would also like to thank Watkins Manor staff for the wonderful care they provided Mary in her 5 years of residency there.

Because of COVID-19, no formal service will be held. A private celebration of life and burial will be held in the spring for her immediate family. Memories and online condolences may be left for the family at Cards may be mailed to Hoff Funeral Home, C/O Mary Suhr Family, 3480 Service Drive, Goodview, MN 55987.