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Mary Ann Barthel

Mary Ann Barthel, age 82, of Bordulac, ND, passed away January 29, 2019, at the CHI, St. Alexius, Carrington.

Mary Ann was born December 1, 1936, in Carrington, to Joe E. and Lucy M. (Wagner) Carr.

Mary Ann attended school in Bordulac.  She attended college in Valley City, ND, and got her teaching degree.  Mary Ann taught in a country school located in Melville Township.  After the school closed, she worked at the Foster County Bank.

On September 15, 1962, Mary Ann and Virgil D Barthel and sister, Judy and Dick Ziemba were united in marriage in a double wedding ceremony in Carrington.  Mary Ann and Virgil made their home in Bordulac for 56 years. They were blessed with seven children, she stayed at home raising her children. Once they were grown she went back to work at the Prairie Inn in Carrington.

Mary Ann loved sewing clothes for her family; she also cherished making, quilts, baby quilts and doing needle work.  She has embroidered many dish towel sets and enjoyed gifting them to her family.  Mary Ann treasured drinking coffee and visiting with many friends and neighbors.

She is survived by her husband Virgil; seven children, Jerry, Bordulac, ND,  Patty Woods-Mcabee, Tuckerman, AR, Peggy Hopkins, Fargo, ND, Teddy (Patricia), Edgewood, MD, Brad, Edmunds, ND,  Nancy (Tim) Hoyt, McHenry, ND and Scott (Kim), Mapleton, ND; 11 grandchildren, Valerie and Staci Woods; Tabitha McKay, Brady and Hunter Hopkins; Kyle, Courtney, Dakota and Brittany Barthel; Jamie (Ziegler) and Jessica Hoyt; 7 great grandchildren; 1 brother, Don (Lydia), Carrington, ND; 1 sister, Judy (Dick) Ziemba, Fargo, ND; 2 brothers-in-law, Bob Barthel, Veneta, OR and Don (Pat) Barthel, Mapleton, IA and many nieces and nephews.

Mary Ann is preceded in death by her parents; 1 infant sister, Jean; 2 brothers, Maurice and Bill and 1 sister-in-law, Ellen Barthel.

Services will be held in the spring at Evans Funeral Home. 

Posted Condolences:


  1. Our deepest sympathy to you, Virgil, and all of the family.

  2. Thoughts are with you and family at this time.

  3. Remembering our visit at Great Grandparents Funk’s homestead farm near Milbank. Our prayers and thoughts are with Virgil and family.

  4. Jean and Larry Runestad
    I remember Aunt Theresa’s 100th birthday celebration giving us an opportunity to have the big family gathering in Rockford. It was memorable for me and I remember Maryanne and Virgil being there. Theresa had written many letters and one was about how cute Maryanne was as a baby when she was staying with Lucy and Joe to help with the children..So sorry for your loss!

  5. Thinking about our nice visit with Mary Ann and Virgil when we cousins got together at the
    Peschong farm. I will miss Mary Ann’s Christmas letters. She was a nice lady and will be
    dearly missed. Our sincere condolences to Virgil and family.

  6. Remembering all the times our paths have crossed over the years. When we were little the picnics at grandma and grandpa’s farm in Grant Co. When we were old seeing Mary Ann and Virgil here in Rockford celebrating Aunt Theresa’s life. Our last get together was at the Peschong farm. Sorry Judy wasn’t there. We’ll miss the Christmas cards and letters Mary Ann always wrote. She was a special cousin. Our love and prayers be with you all.


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