Mae Pochardt, age 94, formerly of Barrett, died Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at Bethany on the Lake, Alexandria, MN.
Mae Agnes was born the youngest of six on July 9, 1925, at the family home in Kensington, MN, the daughter of Ole and Agnes (Mader) Larson. She was baptized on August 30, 1925 and confirmed on May 12, 1940 at Solem Lutheran Church in Kensington. Mae attended District 63 Country School in Kensington.
On May 9, 1943, she married, Clarence Rosby who passed away on February 20, 1960. To this union six children were born, Roger, James, Gloria, JoAnn, Janice and Judy.
On May 28, 1960, she married Vernon Pochardt in Glenwood and the couple were married for 48 years. To this union a daughter was born, Audrey. Vernon passed away on March 2, 2008.
Mae worked as a waitress at the Dew Drop in Hoffman, the kitchen at the Nursing home in Hoffman and the School in Barrett. She served as Sunday School Superintendent, worked with the Helpmate Club and was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Hoffman.
Mae was a very proud homemaker where keeping her home tidy was an act of love to her family. She enjoyed canning, cooking and baking, especially her famous, lefse, lutefisk, pies and homemade bread. She could sit down and visit with anyone even a total stranger and just talk for hours. Mae and Vern spent many wonderful years together, playing bingo and going on bus trips. She enjoyed word puzzles and crafting in her later years. Mae will be dearly missed but forever in our hearts.
She is survived by her seven children, Roger (Diane) Rosby of Coon Rapids, MN, James (Sylvia) Rosby of Blaine, MN, Gloria (Gary) McLaughlin of Broomfield, CO, JoAnn (Jerry) Erickson of Kensington, MN, Janice (Bill) Tietz of Kensington, MN, Judy (Jim) Dehne of Holloway, MN and Audrey (Rick) Spillman of Kensington, MN; 14 grandchildren, Stephanie, Shawn, Shane, Shana, Jason, Brandi, Corey, Justin, Jessica, Brandon, Joel, Brady, Michelle, Lindsay; 11 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren and 1 on the way, along with numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ole and Agnes; husbands, Clarence and Vernon; two sisters, Ruby and Rosella; three brothers, Michael, Orrin and Kermit; parents-in-law, Theodore (Josephine) Rosby and Bert (Louise) Pochardt.
Visitation: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Friday, with a 6:30 PM Prayer Service at Erickson-Smith Funeral Home, Hoffman
Funeral Service: 11:00 AM Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church, Hoffman
Clergy: Rev. Bill Aufdenkamp, Rev. Don Wagner
Interment: Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Hoffman, MN
Erickson-Smith Funeral Home of Hoffman is assisting the family with arrangements.
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