Mary E. (Pfeilsticker, Wild) Danckwart, 90, of Wabasha, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2020.
Mary Danckwart was born May 20, 1930, in Wabasha to August and Blanche (Davison) Pfeilsticker. Mary attended school at Winona State University, Mankato State University, and the University of Minnesota. She graduated with an associate degree in 1949 and a Bachelor of Science in 1969. Mary also took graduate courses from Winona State University. On June 20, 1953, she married Gerald Wild; he passed on Feb. 1, 1992. On March 5, 1994, she married John W. Danckwart, Sr. He died Dec. 27, 1999.
Mary taught in schools around the Wabasha and Kellogg area for 42 years.
She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, Wabasha Legion Auxiliary, and life member of MEA and NEA. Mary was a lifetime member of the United Church of Christ, serving terms on all boards and was the treasurer for several years. She held office in Wabasha and Kellogg PTAs.
Mary enjoyed bowling, sewing and yard work in her free time and caring for her dog.
She is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Cheri Wild, Black River Falls, Wis., and Mike and Beverly Wild, Wabasha; stepson, Bruce Danckwart, Kellogg; stepdaughter, Jacquelyn (Steve) Rust, Minneapolis; stepdaughter-in-law, Mary Pat Danckwart, Kellogg; two granddaughters, Kristin (Birk) Cooper and Stephani (Lucas) Lockington; four step grandsons, Brenton (Anna) Loechler, Dustin Loechler, Travis (Karli) Danckwart, and Brady Danckwart; three step granddaughters, Sarah (Jay) Jordan, Heather Danckwart and Amber (Erik) Becker; numerous great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mary was preceded in death by her husbands, Gerald Wild and John W. Danckwart, Sr.; her parents, August and Blanche; stepson, John K. Danckwart, Jr.; sister, Caroline Kreye; and brothers, Dan Pfeilsticker and Marion "Bud" Pfeilsticker.
Due to the current restrictions on public gatherings, a celebration of her life will be held at a future date at the United Church of Christ. Interment will be at Riverview Cemetery, Wabasha. Memorials are preferred to the Wabasha United Church of Christ, 317 2nd St. W., Wabasha, MN 55981 or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Services entrusted to Abbott Funeral Home & Crematory, Wabasha. Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at www.abbottfh.com.