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January 18, 2018

1/9/2018 4:40:00 PM
Mary J. Logeais, 82
Died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018

Mary J. Logeais, 82, of Annandale died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at the Annandale Care Center while under hospice care.

The Mass of Christian burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Annandale with Fr. George Kallumkalkudy as Celebrant and Fr. Mark Pavlik as Concelebrant. Burial followed at St. Ignatius Catholic Cemetery.

Mary is survived by her children, Mike (Ali) of Minneapolis, Steve (Mary Jo) of Annandale, Greg (Kelly) of Maple Lake and Michele (Bryan) Harju of South Haven; grandchildren, John, Mitch, Sara, Abby, Tom and Nate Logeais, Anthony, Elizabeth and Bryanna Harju; great- granddaughter, Brynlee Logeais; siblings, John (Judy) Bongaarts of Delano and Janice (Jim) Dircks of Plymouth; brother-in-law, Jim (Renee) Logeais of Annandale; sister-in-law, Carol (Jim) Goelz of Maple Lake; and many nieces, nephews and other family members.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ozzie; parents, Philip and Josephine Bongaarts; siblings, Phylis (Francis) Bruns, Beatrice (Bob) Kurkowski, Bernice (Joe) Masberg; sister-in-law, Donna Bongarts; and parents-in-law, Canute and Lillian Logeais.

Mary Josephine Logeais was born Oct. 10, 1935, to Philip and Josephine (Gehlen) Bongaarts in Glencoe. Mary Jo and her family remained in the Glencoe area until her father sold the store. They then moved to a farm near Kimball where Mary Jo grew up and attended school. She graduated from Kimball High School in 1953. Following her graduation, Mary Jo was a caregiver for her sister's family as they traveled across the nation. She also worked for a short time in Minneapolis. On Aug. 21, 1957, Mary Jo was united in marriage to Francis "Ozzie" Canute Logeais at St. Anne Catholic Church in Kimball. In addition to working outside the home as the bookkeeper for the family business, Logeais Oil, Mary Jo also kept the home in order and raised her four children. Mary Jo's faith and her church were imperative to her life. Some of her contribution to her faith community were teaching faith formation, belonging to the CCW, being one of the first women Eucharistic Ministers, delivering Meals on Wheels and various other positions at church. In her spare time, Mary Jo enjoyed tending to her gardens, birdwatching, swimming, hosting pool parties, bowling and playing cards. She and Ozzie loved to travel the world together. Above all, Mary Jo treasured the time she was able to spend with her family.

Pallbearers: Mary Jo's nine grandchildren.

Music: St. Ignatius Music Ministry.

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