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Mary Lou Waters

August 23, 1938 - January 30, 2013


5-7:00 P.M. Monday, February 4, 2013 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Hillsboro.

9:30-10:30 A.M. Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Hillsboro.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. Monday, February 4, 2013 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Hillsboro.

Funeral Service:

10:30 A.M. Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Hillsboro.


Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro.

Mary Lou Waters

August 23, 1938 - January 30, 2013


Mary Lou passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at the Hillsboro Medical Center Hospital at the age of 74.

Mary Louise Kuntz was born on August 23, 1938, the daughter of Joseph and Magdalena (Wolfe) Kuntz, in Hillsboro. She grew up in this area and graduated from Hillsboro High School.  Mary Lou was united in marriage to Russell Waters on June 20, 1957 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Hillsboro. They made their home on the family farm near Hillsboro where they raised their family and worked side by side. Mary Lou also worked for the Traill County Extension Office.

Mary Lou loved spending time with her family – especially helping with her grandsons. She enjoyed bowling and attending Hillsboro Burro sporting events, and was a devoted fan of the Green Bay Packers. She was also active at the Goose River Golf Course, at her church with the Christian Mothers, the Hillsboro Senior Citizens Center, and the Bohnsack Homemakers Club. Mary Lou and Russ enjoyed for many years their winter trips to the Southwest and trips with friends to casinos.

Mary Lou is survived by her husband, Russell of Hillsboro; her children, Randy Waters of St. Louis, MO; Vicki (Chris) Littlejohn of rural Drayton, ND; and Doug (Jennifer) Waters of Hillsboro; seven grandsons – Scott Tweten, Mike (Kari) Tweten, Jacob Waters, Isaac Waters, Austin Littlejohn, Cameron Littlejohn, and Sam Waters; and three great grandchildren – Dylan and Kaden Tweten, and Lydia Tweten. Also surviving are her sisters – Agatha Miller of Camarillo, CA; Virginia Johnson of Lakeville, MN; Rosie Anderson of Minneapolis, MN; and Delores McCormack of Bismarck, ND; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers.

The family would like to offer a very special thank you to Dr. Gross with Roger Maris Cancer Center and to Dr. Breen with the Hillsboro Medical Center and their wonderful staffs for the loving care given to Mary Lou.


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  1. AliceMorrison says:

    Hunter ND
    Russ, I would like to extend my Prayers & Sympathy to you and your family. Alice Morrison

  2. Mary Margaret Mooney says:

    Fargo ND
    My prayers and sympathy are with Mary Lou’s family. May she rest in peace and may all who mourn her death find comfort in their memories and consolation in their fatih. She was a lovely woman and her footprint on this earth will not be erased.

  3. Erica Evert says:

    Vicki and family~
    I just read about your mom online. I am so sorry for your loss. I remember meeting your mom in the short time that I had lived with you, such a sweet lady. I know it has been a long time since we have connected, I do miss you. Please know that I am praying for you and your family at this time of loss. May you feel God’s comfort in the days ahead.
    Erica Evert (Schindler)

  4. Jim Anderson says:

    Greendale WIMary Lou and Russ were classmates of mine at HHS, and both wonderful people. It is no wonder that that had such a successful marriage. She was the lead Cheerleader, and later organized many of our class reunions. A truly remarkable person, fun to know and be arround. She will be remembered in my prayers.

  5. Chad Burd says:

    Marietta GAI am so sorry for you loss of Mary Lou. She was truly a wonderful and loving woman. I have fond childhood memories of spending time at the farm with Doug under her watchful eyes. Even after years of not seeing her she always had a big hug and that great big contagious smile. She will be missed but always remembered. Love and prayers.


  6. Vern & Nancy Wickoren says:

    Fargo N DakThoughts and Prayers are with you in the Loss of Mary Lou. We will miss her on the Bus, and the nice visits and her Beautiful Smile!

    Our Deepest Sympathy
    Vern & Nancy Wickoren

  7. Steve Vettel says:

    Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Mary Lou was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Growing up with her son Doug, I always felt Mary Lou viewed us all as one of her own. She was always there to give us praise and encouragement when we needed it, as well as “tough love” and guidance when we fell out of line. She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

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