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Mary Bacon

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Mary A. Bacon age 97 of New Hampton, formerly of Sumner, died Wednesday, August 17, 2011, at her home. Graveside services will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday, August 20, 2011, at the Wilson Grove Cemetery in Sumner with Gary Bast, Tracey Bast, Terry Pietan and Gery Richter serving as pallbearers. Friends may greet the family 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 20, 2011, at the Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home in Fredericksburg. Mary A. Bacon was born January 31, 1914, in Delaware County, IA, near Earlville, the daughter of Michael and Myrtle (Cole) Pirc. She received her education in Earlville graduating from Earlville High School in 1932. On April 14, 1937, at the Methodist church in Hopkinton, IA, she married Lawrence Edward Bacon. To this union three children were born. The couple initially lived in the Manchester, IA, area and moved to Sumner in the early 1950’s. Mr. Bacon died on May 5, 1973 at which time Mary Moved to New Hampton to be closer to her family. Mary loved to bake bread and make quilts which she enjoyed sharing with everyone. Survivors include two daughters; Laura (Bud) Henkle, Verna (Larry) Pietan, all of New Hampton; one son, Herbert Bacon of Montrose, WA; one sister-in-law, Marilyn Pirc of Earlville; eight grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; one sister; Laura Pirc, three brothers; Ralph Pirc, Jerry Pirc, Francis Pirc; two great-granddaughters.

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  1. My sympathy to all. It was so nice to see how you all cared for your Mom and Grandmother. This surely had something to do with her long life.

  2. Mom, Laura, and Cherry, I wanted to thank each of you for the incredible care you gave Grandma. You honored her wish of staying home and gave her grace and dignity. She would be so proud of all you did. Gods blessing to each of you.

  3. Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. This is one of the most difficult things we must face in our life. May it comfort you to know that others are deeply touched by your loss. God assures us at Psalms 34:18 that he is near to those broken in heart and those crushed in spirit he saves. Jesus also promises that we will be able to see our loved ones again. Jesus own words found at John 5:28,29 tells us there will be a resurrection. What a wonderful hope! God says that soon on the earth there will be no more pain, suffering and especially death at Revelation 21:3-5 We anxiously await the day when we will no longer lose those we love. May these bible thoughts bring you comfort at this most difficult time.

  4. Verna and Larry, Our sincere sympathy on the loss of your loved one. It is never easy saying goodbye to one that you loved for so long. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. when i was around her, she was full of joy. laughing and smiling. after i would visit her, she just made my day alot better. i just got to know her the last couple years just wish i was closer. love dakotah

  6. To Mary Bacon’s family: I want to let you know, you all are in our thoughts and prayers. The last time I was over with Marianne to see her Great Grandma Bacon, I was amazed how good she got around and I was amazed how she laughed and smiled so cute. Just think of all the good memories you can share with the younger family members. Lori Fisher Kuykendall

  7. Verna & Family, We are so sorry for your loss of your mother. We are thinking of you in thoughts & prayers. Keep her memories close to your heart.

  8. To all of Mary’s Family we want to express our deepest sympathy to all. Mary was such a sweet lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.


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