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Mary Jane A. Brix – Obituary

Name: Mary Jane A. Brix

Age: 85

Born: 11-05-1932

Died: 06-08-2018

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Mary Jane A. Brix, 85, of St. Cloud will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in St. Cloud.  Mary Jane passed away peacefully on Friday, June 8, 2018 at Geneva Suites Senior Living in Burnsville.  Reverend Thomas Knoblach will officiate.  Burial will be at 2:30 P.M. on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.

Visitation will be at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and after 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday.   Parish prayers will be held at 5:00 p.m.  on Tuesday at the church.  Arrangements are with Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud.

Mary Jane was born on November 5, 1932 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Martin and Catherine (Callahan) Donohue.  She graduated from St. Saviour High School in Brooklyn and obtained her Bachelor of Nursing Degree from St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri.  She married John Brix, Jr. on July 5, 1958.  They lived in many cities during John’s military career, “we moved 13 times in 10 years,” and settled in St. Cloud in 1975.  Mary Jane was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother; raising ten children.  She was an active member of Holy Spirit Parish.

Mary Jane enjoyed gardening and was a member of and past president of the St. Cloud Garden Club. She also was an active volunteer with the American Red Cross, Whitney Senior Center and other organizations.  She was an avid supporter of the arts.  Mary Jane was an adventurous woman who played tennis, enjoyed camping and even obtained her pilot’s license.  She will be remembered as a spirited woman who encouraged her children to try new things.

Mary Jane is survived by her children, Mary Catherine Brix of Sweden, Mary Anne (Don) Wolpers of Savage, John F., III (Karen) of McKinney, TX, Mary Ruth Brix of Mesa, AZ, Mary Martha (Jeff) Bledsoe of Escondido, CA, Mary Teresa (Rohan) Pal of Colleyville, TX, Mary Louise (Rolla) Burk of Lexington Park, Maryland, Martin (Julie) of Sartell, Mary Elizabeth (Richard) Thibault of Nova Scotia, Mary Janette Brix of St. Cloud; 19 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Brix, Jr., M.D. in 1985; and siblings, Anne Honeywell and Martin Donohue.

A heartfelt thank you to the friends and neighbors of Island View Addition for their constant support and friendship.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

Guestbook for Mary Jane A. Brix

MaryLouise Burk
, Daughter
June 12, 2018, 1:08 am
Your special gifts to us: strength of character and the promise that the whole world awaits us. Always in our hearts!
Marty Brix
, Son
June 11, 2018, 5:51 pm
Forever in our hearts Mom!
Donna Drottz LeFevre
, Niece
June 11, 2018, 1:08 am
I'll never forget meeting you for the first time in Litchfield, Minn. You and Uncle John had given me a ride and when we got to my parents house, you insisted I wait for John to open the car door. Always enjoyed seeing you through the years. Rest in peace.
Anne Brix Wolpers
, Daughter
June 11, 2018, 12:19 am
We will miss you Mom!
Anne Brix Wolpers
, Daughter
June 11, 2018, 12:18 am
We will miss you Mom!

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