Mary L. More

Mary L. More

  • Funeral Date: 2/19/16
  • Funeral Time: 11:00 AM
  • Date of Birth: 12/19/41
  • Date of Death: 2/07/16
  • Funeral Location: St. Peter's Lutheran Church

Mary More was born December 19, 1941, in Blue Earth, Minnesota the daughter of Ervin and Astrid (Knoff) Ahrens.  She grew up and attended Blue Earth High School graduating in 1959.  She was united in marriage to Harlan More on February 25, 1962, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Blue Earth.  The couple made their home in Blue Earth before moving to Fergus Falls.  In 1974 the couple moved to Northfield.  Harlan died August 24, 2011.  Mary enjoyed her various quilt and Bridge groups both in Minnesota and Arizona as well as being an avid movie goer. 


Mary passed away at the Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center, Scottsdale, Arizona on Sunday, February 7, 2016.


Survivors include her two sons, Randy More (and Joanne Swandby) of Hanover, MN; Scott (and Diane) More of Maple Grove, MN; a daughter Rebecca “Becky” (and Steve) Piechowski of Waukee, IA; five grandchildren Ethan More; Lindsey More; Sydney More; Madeline Piechowski and Mary Piechowski; two sisters-in-law LaVonne Timbeross of Rochester and Kathleen (and Raymond) Thompson of Chaska, MN.  She was preceded in death by her husband Harlan and her parents.


Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Friday, February 19, 2016, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Northfield with the Reverend David Weeks officiating.  Visitation will be from 4-7 PM, Thursday, February 18, 2016, at the Bierman Funeral Home in Northfield.  Visitation will continue at the church on Friday one hour prior to the funeral.  Burial will be held at a later date in Riverside Cemetery in Blue Earth. 


Memorials are preferred to the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute and Hope Lodge of Minnesota.


Arrangements are with the Bierman Funeral Home, Northfield.


  1. Chuck and Margaret Valier

    So sorry for Mary’s death. She was a special lady loved by all here in Arizona at the Lost Dutchman RV Resort. She and her late husband Harlan, were special friends of ours and will be sadly missed.

  2. Janet Rosenau Timm

    My prayers for your comfort and condolences for you loss. Loss of a parent leaves a void that
    memories only partially fill. She loved you and still does and both parents are safe with our Lord.
    Mary Lou and I graduated from BEHS together and attended release-time classes across the street
    at St. Pauls on Wednesdays and Sunday School on Sundays. I last saw your mother at our 50th
    class reunion.

  3. Robert & Lorie Tuma

    We were so sad to learn of Mary’s death, while in Arizona. She and Harlan were good neighbors, and always had smiles on their faces. I will miss seeing Mary out for her daily walks. She was a special woman.

  4. Kathy Peterson

    So sorry to hear about Mary, We did not know. We have tried to let all of her cousins know. Had she been sick?