Mary Ann Giza

Mary Ann Giza, 82, of Staples, passed away May 16, 2019 at Lakewood Health System, Staples.

Mass of Christian Burial was held May 21, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. 

Interment was at Evergreen Hill Cemetery.

Mary Ann was born August 10, 1936 in Tracy to Martin and Gertrude (Campbell) Drinville. She married John “Jack” Giza and they had seven children.

Mary Ann was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and wife.  She loved family gatherings and doing special things for her grandchildren. She enjoyed the outdoors,  blueberry picking and gathering interesting things she found on her walks. She was generous and faithful to her friends; always quick to extend a kind word or a positive affirmation.  Strong in her Christian faith, Mary Ann now rests in the hands of the Lord. 

She is survived by her husband of 62 years; three sons, Michael (Vicky) of Princeton, Tom (Roxann) of Dalton and David (Tracy) of Baxter; three daughters, Jodi (Troy) Phillips of Brainerd, Jen (Brett) Riewe of Elk River and Joanne (Ryan) Gilligan of Brainerd; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Pat Drinville of Anoka and Lorna Campbell of Iowa City, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, James.

Arrangements were by Taylor Funeral Care,                 Staples.

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