Mary Ann Amundson


Mary Ann Amundson, age 75 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 21, 2023 at the CentraCare Care Center in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.
A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 27 at Minnewaska Lutheran Church in Starbuck with Rev. Joel Rolf officiating. Inurnment will be held in Minnewaska Lutheran Cemetery in Starbuck.
Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
Mary Ann was born to Walter and Alva Amundson on May 5, 1948. She was the eldest of 5 children.
Mary worked on the family hobby farm. She cared for many animals and later drove her Dad’s stock trucks. Mary loved her horses and rode them every day. She had two horses which she rode in competitions and won many awards with.
On May 4, 1968 she married Charles E. Hedglin and they moved into a house on Shady Lane. Together they had one son Patrick C. Hedglin on March 17, 1969. Mary and Chuck did lots of fishing during their life together. Mary was well known for the crafts she made and sold. During their marriage Mary mowed 10 lawns a week for many summers.
Charles passed away on December 8, 1993. Mary moved to her house on Pine Street and worked at St. Michael’s Hospital in Sauk Centre in the dietary department for 18 years, retiring in 2014.
Mary loved owning her own home and built many gardens, bird houses, and feeders.
In her words “Life was awesome with many friends.”
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; and brother, Robert.
She is survived by her sisters, Eloise, Linda, and Wanda.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral and Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.