Mary Ann Brech, 1934-2016

Published 9:00 am Sunday, August 21, 2016

Mary Ann Virginia (Ohnstad) Brech was born July 22, 1934, on a farm outside Owatonna and died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, in Sun City, Arizona.


Mary Ann Brech

Mary Ann Brech

“I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one; I’d like to leave an afterglow of smile when life is done. I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways; of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I’d like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun; of happy memories that I leave when life is done.”

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Mary is survived by her siblings Howard (Elsa) Ohnstad of Washington, Robyn (Ron) Gansen of Albert Lea, Michael (Marilie) Ohnstad of California, Kelly (Rick) Ferrie of Albert Lea, Kevin (Lisa) Ohnstad of Albert Lea, Tracy (Claudia)  Ohnstad of Colorado and Cheri Ohnstad of Arizona; as well as many grandchildren, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her son, Ken Ohnstad.

Memorials are preferred to the family to offset funeral expenses. Condolences may be sent to Robyn Gansen at 1121 Plainview Lane, Albert Lea, MN 56007.