Mary Viola (Klimek) Waldorf was born to Alexander and Viola (Koep) Klimek on February 23, 1957, in Parkers Prairie, MN. She attended parochial school at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Urbank, MN and later graduated from Parkers Prairie High School. Following High School, Mary attended Alexandria Technical and Community College for Office Administration.
While living in Urbank, Mary met a man from the neighboring town of Millerville named Larry Waldorf. They were married on June 16, 1979, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. They were blessed with four daughters, Tracy, Melissa, Kimberly and Stephanie. Mary was a daycare provider until her youngest daughter was in grade school and then worked various administrative roles in the healthcare industry. Her family has fond memories of going camping together and many memories of how special Mary made the holidays, especially Halloween. Mary had an open door policy on Halloween, inviting everyone she knew inside for chili and apple cider. She enjoyed boating, drawing, and playing the guitar. Mary was extremely caring, had an infectious laugh and loved her kids, grandkids, and grandpuppies dearly. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother and will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her.
Mary Viola Waldorf of Alexandria, MN died on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at Alex Assisted Living at the age of 65 after a long journey with Alzheimer's. She is survived by her husband, Larry; daughters, Tracy (Jake) Seth, Melissa Kunz, Kimberly Waldorf, and Stephanie (Brant) Aasness; grandchildren, Sophie, Nolan, Max, Royce, Huxley and Alice; brothers, Paul (Patty) Klimek and Joe (Sharon) Klimek; sisters, Sylvia (Jules) Volk, Ruth (John) Jesnowski, Grace Suchy, Joann (Tony) Kelly, Viola (Joe) Dorn, and Laura (Tony) Fiedler. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Viola Klimek, parents-in-law; brother, Vernon Klimek; sisters, Virginia Klimek and Mary Klimek; and brother-in-law, Kenny Suchy.
Visitation will be from 4-6 pm, with parish prayers at 4 pm, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Visitation will continue from 1-2 pm, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 2 pm, Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Walk to End Alzheimer's - Because Mary's Memory Matters. Donation link below.