Mary Ann Kubesh, age 96, of Olivia died Sunday, September 2, 2018 at the Olivia Nursing Home. Funeral services are Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Bird Island with Rev. Kelly France officiating. Burial is in the Bird Island City Cemetery. Visitation is Thusday at the church for one hour prior to the funeral. Arrangements are with Dirks-Blem Funeral Service of Olivia.
Mary Ann Kubesh was born June 22, 1922 at Lake Lillian, MN, to Albin and Blanche (Novotny) Mattson. She was baptized shortly after birth and confirmed in 1936 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Bird Island. Mary Ann attended school in Bird Island and graduated from Bird Island High School in 1940. She married Milo F. Kubesh on April 3, 1945 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. They lived in Winsted for 49 years, returning to Olivia following their retirement in 1998. While living in Winsted Mary Ann worked as an Assistant Cashier for 25 years at the former Citizens State Bank there. She was a former member of American Legion Auxiliary and St. John’s Lutheran Church and WELCA in Winsted. She was a current member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and its WELCA in Bird Island. She enjoyed crafts, embroidery, reading, puzzles, and fishing with her husband at their lake cabin. In later years Mary Ann enjoyed camping, traveling, and going on motor coach tours together.
Mary Ann is survived by her sister-in-law Doris Mattson of Olivia; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Milo; her brother Leland Mattson; and her sister-in-law Irene Ziesmer.
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