Mary  Uppstrom
Mary Starheim Uppstrom, 95, of Le Sueur, died on September 4, 2019 at her home. Memorial services will be held Friday, November 15, 2019 at Kolden Funeral Home, Le Sueur. Visitation at 10:00am, Service at 11:00am. Rev. Rosemary Rocha is officiating with Internment at Mound Cemetery, Le Sueur.
Mary Starheim Uppstrom was born September 12, 1923, in Minneapolis, to John and Mathilda (Larson) Starheim. Mary graduated from Roosevelt High School, June 3, 1941, went to business school and worked for Williams Hardware, until 1951. Mary met Oscar R. Uppstrom, when he purchased sheet metal for his business, Uppstrom's Sheet Metal, Plumbing & Heating. Mary and Oscar were married, December 29, 1950 and moved to Le Sueur, February 15, 1951, joining Oscar as the bookkeeper in their business. They sold their shop to Gene Winters in 1963 and developed Uppstrom's Addition, which Mary named Elm Court, in Le Sueur. During this time, Mary also graduated from real estate school in Minneapolis. Mary was a member of the Presbyterian Church until closing, then Zion United Church of Christ.
Mary was an accomplished Rosemaling artist, our very own Julia Child - always making new recipes along with traditional Swedish & Norwegian cuisine.
Mary was an inspiration to her family, working alongside her husband, together raising their family. She is survived by two daughters, Julie (Eugene) Petzel of Le Sueur, and Jeanie (Michael) Kronenberg of Sandy, UT; six grandchildren, John, Abigail, Michael (Chelsea), Heidi, Tim, Leah, and two great-granddaughter's, Olivia and Eloise. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Juliet (Dr. Lendon H.) Smith of Portland, OR, brothers-in-law, Elmer (Caroline) Uppstrom, John Uppstrom, sisters-in-law, Julia (Willard) Uppstrom Munns, Margaret Burgess and Evelyn Uppstrom.
Published on November 9, 2019


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