Stanza Maskrey, 1958-2020

Published 3:38 pm Monday, May 18, 2020

Stanza Kay Maskrey, 62, of Hollandale passed away Monday, May 11, 2020, at home surrounded by her loving family.

Stanza Maskrey

Stanza was born February 27, 1958, in North St. Paul to George and Kathleen Peterson. She was a graduate of North High School and retired as a longtime Minnesota state employee.

Stanza always lived life to the fullest, and had an upbeat, spunky personality — which brought a smile to the faces of all who knew and loved her. She had a love of music and in her earlier years enjoyed playing her guitar while singing songs by the Judds and other favorite artists. She enjoyed playing Yahtzee, doing puzzles and gardening at her country home. Spending time with her family was especially important to Stanza. She so loved her grandchildren and her dogs Buddy and Colby. 

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Stanza is survived by her loving husband, Mark, with whom they shared an amazing love story of commitment, dedication and dreams coming true; her three children, Nikolle, Taylor and Lindsay Guion; bonus children Martin Johnson and Andrew Fulton, Garrett and Spencer Maskrey and Stephanie Lambert; grandchildren Liliana Sjostrand, Aveigh and Brooklyn Johnson, Dae Guion, Andrew Jr., Alexander “Zander”, Aidan, Andre Fulton, Caleb Yax and Axel Maskrey; and also a great-grandchild on the way. She shared a lifelong friendship, which she cherished, with Kimberly Olsen and a close relationship with her loving aunt, Beverly Woken. Stanza is also survived by her brothers Thomas (Shelly) Peterson, Jerome (Kathy) Peterson and many nieces and nephews. 

Stanza was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Michael; and other loving family. 

Family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the doctors, nurses and staff at the Mayo cancer center in Albert Lea and Rochester, who treated her with loving care. 

In lieu of flowers, cards and memorials may be sent to her husband, Mark Maskrey, at 27309 850th Ave., Hollandale, Minnesota. Her family wishes to establish a permanent memorial in her name. A celebration of life will be at a later date.