Mary K. Stenger

December 9, 1953 ~ March 6, 2022 (age 68)


Mary K. Stenger, age 68 of St. Cloud, passed away at St. Cloud Hospital on March 6, 2022. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, March 19, 2022, at 11:00 AM at Church of St. Anthony in Watkins, MN. A visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 AM prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Please sign our online guestbook at

Mary Kaye Stenger, the daughter of Leo James Sr. and Marcella Marie (Hoefer) Stenger, was born December 9, 1953, at St. Cloud Hospital. She grew up in Watkins and attended grade school at St. Anthony and graduated from Eden Valley-Watkins High School.

Mary worked at a variety of jobs. She loved to spend her free time crocheting, embroidering, and making cards. Mary loved her friends and family most of all and thoroughly enjoyed making her nieces’ and nephews’ favorite treats including vegetable pizza, mints, crab dip, and rolled up pickles.

Mary is survived by siblings: Pat Shaw of Elk River, MN, Chuck Stenger of St. Cloud, MN, Karelle (Chuck) Steinhofer of Paynesville, MN, and Tim Stenger of Watkins, MN; sister-in-law Bev Stenger of Cold Spring, MN; eight nieces and nephews; twelve great-nieces and nephews; three great great-nieces and nephews; and special friend Loretta Ertl along with her five brothers and two nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Barbara Stenger, brother Leo (Jim) Stenger, Jr.; sister-in-law Sue Stenger; and brother-in-law Charlie Shaw, Jr.



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March 19, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Church of St. Anthony
201 Central Ave. S
Watkins, MN 55389

Mass of Christian Burial
March 19, 2022

11:00 AM
Church of St. Anthony (Watkins, MN)

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