Mary Jendro, 66

Mary Jendro, a resident of Brainerd, formerly of Little Falls, passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at her son’s home from complications from lung cancer.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Oct. 2, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Little Falls, with Fr. Nicholas Landsberger officiating. A private interment took place in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Mary Louise Lakin was born Aug. 29, 1946, in Cloquet, the daughter of William and Mary (Shebly) Lakin. She grew up in Brainerd and graduated from Washington Senior High School, class of 1964. Mary lived in various places throughout her life including, Brainerd, St. Cloud, Las Vegas, Nev. and Fort Ripley. She worked at Amour in St. Cloud, had her own businesses selling cars and then furniture and appliances. While living in Las Vegas, she worked at Tom Terry Homes and then Sun Valley Homes. She enjoyed playing cards and loved the bright lights of Las Vegas but always came back to fish and play in Minnesota. Her family will fondly remember her taking her “secret” with her.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Curtis (Nancy) Jendro, Jeffrey Jendro and Angela (Carl) Jendro-Terry; grandchildren, Heather Johnson, Brandon Johnson, Garret Johnson, Jesse Jendro, Milissa Jendro, Ashley Jendro, Kelly Jendro and Lydia Jendro; ex-husband, Curtis Jendro; siblings, William Lakin, Robert Lakin, Anne Lakin and Florence Lakin; special family friends, the Jendro’s, the Strom’s, the Wills, the Goebels and the DeMarres and many other friends and relatives too numerous to mention.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Milissa Vivian Jendro.

Emblom-Brenny Funeral Home