Mary Kay Riebel

WHITE BEAR LAKE — Mary Kay Riebel, age 68, of White Bear Lake died unexpectedly on Monday, October 7, 2019, at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park.

Mass of Christian burial will be 11 am on Friday, October 11, 2019, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Father Gerald Meidl will celebrate the Mass, and burial will follow in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9-11 am on Friday at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm.

To leave an online condolence for her family, or to sign the guestbook, go to: mvfh.org

Mary is survived by her daughters, Milissa (Jason) Skjegstad of White Bear Lake, Jessica (Joseph) Peitz of Shakopee, Erin Riebel of White Bear Lake; her son, Matthew Riebel of Duluth; her grandchildren, Dustin, Scott, Jay and Donavon Skjegstad and Keltie, Connor, Taylah and Joey Peitz; great-grandchild, Hayden Skjegstad; her mother, Sedonia Schnobrich of New Ulm; her sisters, Patricia Babb of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Marilyn (Tom) Engfer of Breezy Point, Faye (Mike) Connery of Verona, Wisconsin, Carol (Mike) Moldan of Sleepy Eye; her brothers, E. George Schnobrich Jr. of New Ulm, Gayln Schnobrich of New Ulm; special friend, Gary Woessner; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Eldor George Schnobrich Sr.; her sister, Wendy Shol; her brother, Lauren Schnobrich; and her grandson, Daniel Skjegstad.

Mary Kay Schnobrich was born on May 11, 1951, to Eldor and Sedonia (Teicher) Schnobrich in New Ulm. She was a 1969 graduate from the New Ulm Public High School. Mary was united in marriage to Kenneth Riebel in July of 1972. This union blessed the couple with three daughters and a son whom together they raised in Mahtomedi. Later in life, Mary moved to White Bear Lake and was recently working with RR Donnelly in Oakdale until her recent retirement in 2017. In her retirement, much of her time was spent caring for her grandchildren. There were a variety of hobbies in life that Mary dearly enjoyed. To relax, Mary loved working with her hands sewing, quilting, and doing puzzles. Mary also enjoyed to travel; one of her recent memorable get-aways was a trip she took to Aspen with her sisters to see the fall colors. What she truly loved most in life was her family. She loved every moment she got to spend with her grandchildren and great grandchild and loved to get to see them grow. Although Mary’s passing seems sudden and unexpected to all, countless cherished memories of her fun loving, joking, and giving personality will stay in the hearts and minds of all who knew her best. Blessed be her memory.