July 9, 1936 ~ August 18, 2021
Mary's services will be livestreamed below starting at 7:00 PM Sunday and 10:00 AM Monday. Mary M. Wadnizak, 85, Fargo, N.D., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at Rosewood on Broadway, Fargo. Mary was born July 9, 1936 at Lehigh, North Dakota to John and Mary (Furtark) Wadnizak, the seven of eight children. The family moved to Fargo in 1944. Mary graduated from Shanley High School in 1954. She worked for Northwestern Bell as an engineer until early retirement. Mary continued to work at Shanley, St. Vincent De Paul thrift store, and Prairiewood Golf Course. She was very active in softball and was the North Dakota Softball Women’s Commissioner for many years. Mary and her sister Bonnie were instrumental in starting North Dakota youth softball. Mary was elected to the North Dakota Softball Hall of Fame in 1982. She was YWCA woman of the year for sports and recreation in 1980 and volunteered for Special Olympics for many years. Her pride and joy were family gatherings at her place and senior citizen activities. She is survived by several nieces and nephews; and two sisters-in-law. Mary is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Frank, John, Joe, Harry; sisters, Ann Grover (Dockter), Frances Rehder, Lillian (Bonnie) Wadnizak; and nephews, Kenneth Wadnizak and EuGene Grover.
Mary was a great lady and well respected by all
She will be missed
Mary was one of my first softball coaches. I was 13 when she, her sister, Bonnie, and Pat Nesemeier, started a girls softball team, sponsored by the West Fargo VFW.
I have known Mary for 58 years.
Mary was a kind woman and had a great laugh. May she Rest In Peace.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Mary’s family during this difficult time. We are sorry for your loss.
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