Mary Ann (Ebertowski) Sevigny, age 91, was called home by our Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 30, 2021.
Mary Ann was born in Pulaski Township to Joseph and Martha (Stoltman) Ebertowski on December 8, 1929. The second youngest of nineteen children, she was the last surviving member of her family. She was united in marriage to Fabien Sevigny on Feb. 11, 1947 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Warsaw, ND. The two enjoyed 34 happy years of marriage and their home was blessed with five children.
Mary Ann worked hard throughout her life, working various jobs to help support her family. She enjoyed an active social life and was a member of the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, St. John's Altar Society, the Polka Lovers' Klub of America, the Grafton Kitchen Band, the Grafton Community Theater, the Grafton Curling Club and the American Legion Auxiliary.
She loved to entertain and treasured time with her family. Holidays were particularly important to her, and this was reflected in the great care she took in decorating her home to match the changing seasons. Her garden was her pride and joy, and she could often be found tending to her flower beds or harvesting vegetables and pumpkins out on the farm. Mary Ann was also a great lover of sports, never missing a grandchild's game or her beloved Fighting Sioux Hockey.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband Fabien on January 12, 1981, her parents, and her 18 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her five children: Marilyn Martin, East Grand Forks, MN, Gregory Sevigny, Grafton, ND, Cherie (Randy) Schuster, Grafton, ND, Kevin (Brenda) Sevigny, Grafton, ND, and Karen (Michael) Brown, Bismarck, ND. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren; 18 great grandchldren; numerous nieces and nephews; sister-in-law Leona Ebertowski, Grand Forks, ND, sister-in-law Shirley Suda, Grafton, ND; and brother and sister-in-law Donald and Diane Sevigny, Hoven, SD.
Mary Ann is also survived by Dean Ridgway, her special friend and companion for many years. Together they shared a great love of polka dancing, playing (and sometimes cheating at) cards, and enjoying countless hours in one another's company.
Mary Ann was a special mom, grandma, great-grandma, and dear friend who touched the lives of everyone she met.
Visitation will be Wednesday, June 2, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton. Friends may also call at the church for one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Grafton, ND. Interment will be at the St. John's Catholic Cemetery immediately following the service. A video of the service will be available after the service on the Tollefson Funeral Home website.