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April 10, 1938 – February 4, 2023


Mary Ellen (Durant) Bobendrier, “The Legend”, age 84, of St. Michael passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at The Villas’s of Osseo.

She was born on April 10, 1938 in Dayton, Minnesota the daughter of Ed and Frances (Grant) Durant.

On September 8, 1956, Mary Ellen Durant and Darrell  J. Bobendrier were joined in holy marriage at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Dayton.    God blessed their marriage with four children.

Mary and Darrell engaged in dairy farming for many years.   She lived on the farm for the past sixty-six years.

She enjoyed going to the casino, a good party, cooking, gardening and feeding the birds.

Survived by children: Julie Hauan, Wayne (Cindy) Bobendrier, Darlene Pouliot and Frank Bobendrier; eleven grandchildren and twenty one great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her husband Darrell J. Bobendrier on December 13, 2013, her parents, three sisters and four brothers.

Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, February 16th, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Albert Catholic Church in Albertville.

Interment will follow at St. Albert’s Cemetery in Albertville.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 15th from 4-8 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home.   Further visitation will be held on Thursday morning, February 16th one hour prior to Mass at the church.

Casket Bearers will be Peter Hauan, Tom Husak, Dustin Bobendrier, Jermain Sherman, Jeremy Schmaimda, Owen Henriksen, Justin Bobendrier and Joey Bobendrier.


4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Kila Marie Page

    Love you forever grandma!

  2. Teri

    Dearest Julie, Wayne, Darlene, and Frank your mom was always compassionate, honest and loving. Even though I know she would have like to have been with us all a little longer she will be watching and guiding us with love and laughter when we need it most. I will never forget her and will always keep her close to my heart.

  3. Michael Vasseur

    Dearest Julie, Wayne, Darlene, Frank, and the entire Bobendrier family! Our condolences Mike and Edie. Looks like a good showing of Grandchildren as Casket Bearers.


    Dear Bobendrier Family~~I just saw that Mary had passed and wanted to wish you all condolences from myself and her nephew, Jeff (Durant). Jeff and his Aunt Mary always had hilarious visits and Jeff especially loved telling her numerous jokes, followed by endless laughter. I know Jeff loved his Aunt Mary very much and they now can laugh again and share jokes together. I will also always remember her laugh and her smile. Thinking of you all.


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