Mary L. Hietala, 69

Mary L. Hietala, a resident of Little Falls, passed away Friday, April 20, 2012, at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, April 26, 2012, at 10:30 A.M. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Belle Prairie, MN with Father Mark Innocenti officiating.  Interment will be in the parish cemetery.  Visitation is from 4:00-8:00 P.M. Wednesday at the Emblom Brenny Funeral Service in Little Falls and Thursday from 9:30-10:30 A.M. at Holy Family Catholic Church.  A prayer service will be held at 6:00 P.M. Wednesday evening at the funeral chapel.

Mary Louise (Adelmann) Hietala was born Nov. 20, 1942, in Robbinsdale to the late Arthur and Corinne (Richard) Adelmann. She grew up in Robbinsdale. Mary attended school at The Villa Maria Academy in Frontenac and graduated from St. Michael’s High School in St. Michael. Following high school, Mary attended the Minneapolis School of Business in Minneapolis. She then worked as a medical secretary. She was united in marriage to Glenn H. Hietala Jan. 23, 1965, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Robbinsdale. The couple lived in Bloomington for 40 years. Mary was a homemaker and later worked as a legal secretary for nine and one-half years. She also owned and operated her own desk top publishing business for 12 1/2 years. She then worked at Douglas Claims Service in Edina for approximately four years before her retirement. Following her retirement, Mary and Glenn moved to Little Falls, where she resided until her death. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Belle Prairie. Mary enjoyed gardening, embroidering sweatshirts and towels, baking, cooking, sewing, traveling, reading, shopping and pontoon rides on the Mississippi River.

Grateful for having shared her life are her husband, Glenn; daughters, Linda Jean (Eric) Hansen of Andover and Jennifer Lynn (Shane) Swenson of Crystal; grandchildren, Noah Hansen, Eliana Hansen, Aidan Hansen, Jakob Swenson and Brady Swenson; brother, Robert J. (Judy Lampe) Adelmann of Bluffton, S.C. and a sister, Juliann (Gary) L’Herault of Plymouth.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Corinne Adelmann and brothers, Richard and Edward Adelmann.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the Little Falls Boys and Girls Club.

Emblom-Brenny Funeral Home