rest in peace, Mom & Dad

On April 17, 2014 (Holy Thursday that year), the ashes of Mom and Dad were laid to rest in a common grave at Resurrection Cemetery in Excelsior, Minnesota, just across the street from the home on Christmas Lake where they raised all ten of us. April 17 is my mom’s birthday; she died in 2013 on Holy Thursday, and her funeral Mass was celebrated on April 1, my dad’s birthday. Remembering them both with gratitude and love.

James & Mary Emmer

Wedding of James J Emmer & Mary Packard
Crystal, MN
September 2, 1950

James Joseph Emmer
April 1, 1929 – September 23, 2004

Mary Packard Emmer
April 17, 1928 – March 28, 2013

The ashes of both were laid to rest in a simple burial service:

April 17, 2014 – 10 am Central Time

Resurrection Cemetery
5555 Covington Road, Shorewood, MN 55331

Presider: Father Jim Livingston

To all of you who joined us in person, despite the snow:
our sincerest thanks!


Prior obituary notices:

James J. Emmer / Mary P. Emmer

Remembrances by the Emmer kids:

Dad / Mom


Related posts:

remembering Pops / celebrating Mom

on the passage through life / seven years

in gratitude for my dad / the Christian life: comfort by way of upset

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