MARY LOUISE HACKMary Louise Hack, 73, died peacefully on Thursday, Dec.20, 2012, in the hospice unit at St. Luke’s Hospital, following a well fought battle with extremely aggressive cancer.
Mary Louise Hack, 73, died peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in the hospice unit at St. Luke’s Hospital, following a well fought battle with extremely aggressive cancer.
She was the first born child of Ben and Helen Beck who resided in St. Paul, Minn. When she was 14, the family moved to Duluth where she attended Duluth Cathedral High School, marrying soon after graduation and moving on to various locations in Tennessee, California and Wisconsin. Later in life she returned to Duluth where she would enjoy watching her family grow through her children, grandchildren and recent addition of great-grandchildren.
Mary spent her 20’s and 30’s as a homemaker, raising three children, baking endless cookies and vigorously cleaning her house. When she returned to Duluth, she began her working career with a short stint at Como Oil followed by numerous years at Advanstar from which she retired in 2004. Then the fun began!!
In these last years, Mary became part of a group of women who shared their happiness and humor, discussed politics and current events while also supporting each other through the good and sad times in their lives. This was all done under the auspices of KNITTING! These women became her dear friends, confidantes and pillars of support during her battle against cancer. There are not enough words to express her love for each and every one of them.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; son Steve; uncles, Bob and Jim; and aunts, Fran, Mary and Mary.
She will be greatly missed by her children daughter, Kelly (Bret) Wargin and son, Tim Hack; grandchildren, Mike (Carlee) Conradi, Maren Conradi, Luke (Val Bainter) Wargin and Jessie (Steve Rodberg) Wargin; the delights of her life, her great grandchildren, Audrey Conradi and Annaleigh Wargin; her brother, Bill (Barb) Beck, her sister, Judy (Marv) Haugen; nephews, Jason Beck, Scott (Jodie Prohaska) Haugen and nieces, Lisa (Scott) Dattalo and Amy (Chris) Brown along with their children, Sophie, Olivia, Sam, Elena and Lucas; her very dear and special cousin, Barb Heuer; and her loving Uncle Pat; and family and friends from near and far.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all the staff throughout the St. Luke’s healthcare system for their quality of care and genuine compassion.
As requested by Mary there will be no formal burial service at this time. The family will have a private gathering next summer to celebrate a life well worth remembering. Memorials may be directed to Salvation Army, St. Luke’s Hospice or donor’s charity of choice.