Theresa Ann Pumper

Published 9:04 am Thursday, April 25, 2024

Theresa Ann Pumper, daughter of Anthony and Catherine (Dwyer) Pemrick, entered this world on December 28, 1929, on a farm near Shieldsville, Minnesota. On April 19, 2024, Theresa died, her bedside surrounded by love, and we lost our family’s cornerstone. She inspired us with her great determination, sharp Irish wit, and unwavering faith in God that guided her through her life. Her devotion to St. Jude was outstanding.

Theresa Ann Pumper

On September 6, 1949, Theresa and Richard Pumper were united in marriage at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Faribault, Minnesota. Together they raised four children and cared for one another for 63 years.

We remember Theresa’s excellent skills on the dance floor, humorous stories, collection of shoes, and hugs that left us smelling sweet from her assortment of delightful perfumes. Nothing got past her keen eye and intuition, including a friend’s need for a good heart-to-heart which she offered willingly and often.

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Theresa is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard; son, Tom; grandson, Ryan Michaelis; sisters, Florence Archambault and Mary Krenske; and brother, Francis Pemrick.

She is survived by her daughter, Julie (Dennis) Michaelis of Farmington, MN; son, Steve (Jean) Pumper of Plano, TX; son, Scott Pumper of Albert Lea, MN; grandchildren Jill (Nick) Mulder, Zachary (Emily) Pumper, and Nicholas Pumper; nieces and nephews; and many loving relatives and friends.

We know in our hearts that Mom will be keeping her rosary beads busy and watching over us all.

A memorial mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at St. Theodore Catholic Church, with a visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be at St. Theodore Catholic Cemetery. The service will be live streamed.

The family would be grateful for donations to be made to St. Croix Hospice in memory of Theresa. We are so thankful for the skillful and kindhearted care given by the hospice team. Also, a sincere thank you to the staff and caregivers at The Woodlands and The Meadows.

St Croix Hospice appreciates your financial donation of any amount. To make a donation visit or call 507-416-4247.