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Mary Van Hecke

Mary Elizabeth Van Hecke (Stoks)

Sunday, February 1st, 1931 - Monday, January 13th, 2020
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Obituary

Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Van Hecke, 88, of Minneota, will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at St. Edward Catholic Church in Minneota. Visitation will take place on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Rehkamp Horvath Funeral Home in Minneota, with a parish prayer service at 4:00 p.m. and a rosary to follow. Visitation will continue Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place following the service at St. Edward Catholic Cemetery in Minneota.

Mary Elizabeth (Stoks) Van Hecke was born on February 1, 1931, in Amiret, MN, to Willem and Madeleine (Tremasseur) Stoks. She was the eighth of eleven children, and the family moved all over southwest Minnesota while she was growing up. Mary attended country school through the eighth grade, then graduated from Minneota High School in 1948. After graduation, Mary worked at the Minneota Bank. On February 14, 1950, Mary was united in marriage to Francis Van Hecke at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Taunton. The couple farmed near Minneota for 43 years, then retired to Minneota in 1993. Mary and Francis enjoyed wintering in Texas after their retirement. Mary enjoyed playing pool and cards, as well as making award-winning blankets. Mary especially enjoyed time spent with family.

Mary died on Monday, January 13, 2020, at Divine Providence Health Center in Ivanhoe, MN. She is survived by her husband Francis of Minneota; sons Robert (Sharon) of Cross Lake, William (Jean) of Chaska, and Edward (Heather) of Norwood Young America; grandchildren Brett (Tammy) Van Hecke, Ryan (Tina) Van Hecke, Brandon (Jodie) Van Hecke, Adam (Laura) St. Aubin, Peter (Rita) St. Aubin, Matthew Van Hecke, Megan (Tony) Hanson, Amanda Van Hecke, Amy Van Hecke, Luke Van Hecke, and Annalee Van Hecke; great-grandchildren Tatum Van Hecke, Lainey Van Hecke, Shelby Van Hecke, Jon Van Hecke, Cameron Hanson, and Carter Hanson; son-in-law Walter St. Aubin; siblings Dorothy Cull, Vincent Stoks, and Lorraine Coquyt-Goblish; and many relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Patricia St. Aubin, daughter-in-law Marlene Van Hecke, and siblings Margaret Cull, Henry Stoks, Harold Stoks, Frances VanDenBroecke, William “Willie” Stoks, Donald Stoks, and Richard Stoks.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Rehkamp - Horvath Funeral Home - Minneota
    Address
    124 E. 1st St.
    MINNEOTA, MN
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    Prayer Service 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday with a Rosary to follow
  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, January 16th, 2020 | 9:30am - 10:30am
    When
    Thursday, January 16th, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am
    Location
    Rehkamp - Horvath Funeral Home - Minneota
    Address
    124 E. 1st St.
    MINNEOTA, MN
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Prayer Service 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday with a Rosary to follow
  • Service

    Thursday, January 16th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, January 16th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    St. Edward Catholic Church
    Address
    409 N. Adams
    MINNEOTA, MN
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    Officiant
    Rev. Fr. Zach Peterson
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Edward Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    Minneota
    MINNEOTA, MN
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  • Reception

    Location
    St. Edward Fellowship Hall
    Address
    MINNEOTA, MN

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Dusty and Connie O’Konek

Posted at 01:33pm
Please accept our deepest sympathies. You have a great intercessor on your behalf before your Savior in heaven. A mother’s intercessions are always heard by God.
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Your Family and Friend at Eaton

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With deepest sympathy as you remember your Mother Mary.
A mother is with us always, first in her lifetime, then forever in our memory.
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