Mary Jane Duevel


Mary Jane (Zimmermann) Duevel, age 83 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Saturday April 29, 2023 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 19 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Inurnment will be held in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.
Mary Jane Duevel was born June 21, 1939 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota to Walter and Frances (Wittkop) Zimmermann. She went to “The Little Red School House” District #92 for elementary education and graduated from the Sauk Centre High School in 1957. After high school she was a bookkeeper/secretary at the Sauk Centre Creamery for 10 years. She married Edmund Duevel on May 5, 1962 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. In 1966, Mary Jane and Eddie purchased a dairy farm five miles south of Sauk Centre where she lived the rest of her life. She enjoyed taking care of their four children, feeding calves, raising chickens, and tending to her large garden. She never really retired. Once her two sons took over the farm, she enjoyed baking, cooking, spending time with her grandchildren and increasing her gardening efforts. She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Eddie; children, Robert of Oakdale, Mary Kay (Mike) of Lakeville, John of Sauk Centre, and Thomas of Sauk Centre; grandchildren, Caroline, Claire and Matthew O’Connor; siblings, Bernice Schoenborn, Ralph Zimmermann, Valeria Lehman, Joan Gonsior, Larry Zimmermann, Sharon (Gary) Pecore, and Kenneth (Julie) Zimmermann; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Mary Jane was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Helen and Mildred.
Memorials to St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Masses, or donor’s choice.
Arrangements were made by Patton-Schad Funeral and Cremation Service of Sauk Centre.