Mary Oelrich

mary oelrich

Mary Jane (LaDouceur) Oelrich, age 82, of Hillsboro, ND, passed away on July 12, 2011 at her home under the care of Hospice. 

Mary was born on June 21, 1929, in Walhalla ND, the daughter of David & Agnes LaDouceur.  She attended school in Walhalla and Grand Forks, ND, and Aaker's Business College in Grand Forks.  She married Roy Oelrich on July 10, 1970.  Mary worked various jobs before retiring in 1995 from American Crystal Sugar Co. in Hillsboro, where she had worked for close to 20 years.  Mary was happiest when surrounded by her children & grandchildren; she enjoyed camping & spending time at the lake, fishing, hunting, attending Red Hat events and being with friends.  Her favorite activities included shopping, Bingo, card games with her grandchildren and crossword puzzles.

Mary is survived by her husband, Roy; her children, Leo (Linda) Billing of Crookston, MN; Brenda (Dan) Johnson of Fergus Falls, MN; John Lee of Portland, ND; Bruce Lee of Buxton, ND; Bonnie (Kenny) Wattier of Randolph, NE; Jamie (Rhonda) Lee of Grand Forks, ND; and Barb (Todd) Bogaczyk of Blossburg, PA; her grandchildren - Randy (Cassie) Wattier, Shaun (Liz) White, Cody Lee, Amanda (Rob) Jones, Kari (Nick) Langhorse, Michael Lee, Andrew (fiance, Janet Bowers) Anderson, Rebecca (Andy) Fuhrman, Lacy (Shane) Fredericks, Alesia Lunski, Jessica Lee, Stacy Lee, Miranda Lunski, Adam Anderson, Zach & Mckenzie Bogaczyk, Hunter & Jenna Lee; 16 great-grandchildren; a brother, Russ (Joyce) LaDouceur of Grand Forks, ND; sisters-in-law, Olivia LaDouceur of Grand Forks, ND; and Mildred LaDouceur of Farmington Hills, MI; and many nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; brothers - John, Owen & Dan LaDouceur; sisters - Mae, Viola, Emma & Sally; and a son, Jerry BIlling.

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  1. Eagle Bend MN
    Aunt Mary? What can we say. She was truly one-in-a-million….never ever without something to say. She kept humor in the family, she always brought a smile to my face and always had time for a hug & kiss. I have so many wonderful memories of her, 40 years worth. She loved her family more than anything, and we all loved her. She will be terribly missed……but with a comfort that she is up there laughing and cackling now with my mom “Mary Oelrich” too.

  2. Fort Collins COMary will be dearly missed. There was never a dull moment with wonderful Mary around. She always put a smile on all our faces.

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