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Obituary: Mary Ann Lies

Mary Ann Lies

New Rockford, N.D.

Mary Ann Lies, 86, of New Rockford, N.D., passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Goldsboro, N.C.

Mary Ann's visitation was held Tuesday from 5 - 7 p.m. at the church, with a rosary service at 6:30 p.m. and a vigil service at 7 p.m., all at St. John's Catholic Church, New Rockford. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Church, New Rockford. Her burial was at the St. John's Catholic Cemetery, New Rockford. Fr. Reese Weber officiated with special music by pianist Heather Klocke. Pallbearers were Jake Fischer, Jon Fischer, Mark Fischer, Brenden Lies, Tyler Paget and Morgan Lies. Honorary bearers were all of Mary Ann's grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Mary Ann Lies was born on October 12, 1935 to Dorothy (Fischer) and Peter Van Lith in New Rockford, N.D. She graduated from St. James High School. Mary Ann married Hubert "Bud" Lies Jr. on February 3, 1955 at St. John's Catholic Church, New Rockford, N.D. She was a homemaker and worked as a bank teller, along with many other jobs. She was a member of the Red Hats and of the Women's Auxiliary. Mary Ann liked gardening, puzzle books and Bingo.

Mary Ann loved to cook and bake for her family and friends. You could often find fresh cookies or a delicious pie in her kitchen. She enjoyed entertaining visitors and chatting with good friends at the restaurant. Shopping for a bargain, especially in the antique store, was among her favorite activities. She collected Autumn Leaf china and had a special affection for salt and pepper shakers. Friends and family would often bring her a unique salt and pepper shaker set and she would place them in her growing collection.

Christmas was her favorite time because many from the family would return home to celebrate. She always had a smile on her face when the house was full of kids. Most of her joy came from her family and she loved making them happy whenever she could.

Mary Ann was loved dearly by everyone in her family and was one of the brightest lights in all of our lives.

Mary Ann is survived by her sons, David (Cindy) Lies of Shelbyville, Ky.; Danny (Nancy) Lies of Jamestown, N.D.; Mike Lies of New Rockford, N.D.; Jeff Lies of Goldsboro, N.C. and Paul (Darcy) Lies of New Rockford, N.D.; daughter, Melissa (Roger) Fischer of Eden Prairie, Minn.; sister, Delores (John) Swanson of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents Peter and Dorothy, husband Bud Lies, three brothers Peter, James and Terry and one daughter Michelle.

Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of New Rockford, N.D.

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