Mary Ann (Matter) Vogel
Mary Ann (Matter) Vogel, age 88, of Mankato, entered the Kingdom of God on February 15, 2020.
Rite of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 632 South Broad Street, Mankato, MN. Private family interment will be at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Walnut Grove at a later date.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, February 21, 2020 at the Northview-North Mankato Mortuary, 2060 Commerce Drive, North Mankato with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. There will also be visitation at the church from 12 to 1 p.m. prior to the services on Saturday.

Mary Ann, the daughter of August and Luverna (Meyer) Matter, was born at home on the farm on January 26, 1932 in Sundown Township, Minnesota. She graduated from Walnut Grove High School on May 31, 1950 and received her diploma from Johnson's Academy of Beauty Culture on July 17, 1951. She married Albert Francis Vogel on June 25, 1955 at St. Paul Catholic Church in Walnut Grove and he preceded her in death on February 24, 2007.
Mary Ann was a homemaker, playground supervisor at Kennedy Elementary, pottery business owner, and a retail salesperson and educator at Northwest Fabrics and Hancock Fabrics.
Mary Ann enjoyed sewing and quilting, knitting and stitchery, cooking and baking, canning and gardening, traveling and playing cards, especially bridge. She was a 4H leader, Camp Fire Girl leader, church volunteer, member of the Mission Circle, and a grand champion winner in quilting, canning, knitting and stitchery. Above all, Mary Ann was a beloved Mom, Momma, MeMa, Grandma, Great Grandma and GiGi.
She is survived by her daughters, Lynn Vogel, Diane (Kevin) McKelvey, and Nanette Vogel; grandchildren, Sarah (Joe) Domeier, Mathias Turbes, Tobias (Jade Rezmerski) Turbes, Morgan (Danielle) McKelvey, Logan McKelvey, Kelsey McKelvey, Gabrielle McCaa, and Taylor McCaa; great grandchildren, Zaryan and Bodhi McKelvey, Alfie Domeier, Theo Horn, and Lewy Turbes; siblings, Raymond Matter, Dorothy DeSmith, and Virginia Matter, OSB; her sisters in law and brothers in law, Liz Geers, Ruth (George) Barter, Janet (Rick) Scholl and Irene Vogel; and many dear nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters in law and brothers in law, June Matter, Edward DeSmith, Maurice Vogel, Mary Louise (Joe) Gallagher, and Jack Geers; and nephews, Michael DeSmith, Gregg DeSmith, Paul DeSmith and Carl Vogel.
Memorials preferred to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Mankato; Mayo Clinic Hospice Program, Mankato; St. Paul Monastery, St. Paul.
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Dan Olinger
Feb 19, 2020
My heartfelt sympathy to your family. Mary Ann was the sweetest lady, great friend of my mother and the best neighbor. Bless you all.