Mary Ann was born Feb. 14, 1926, at Remsen, the daughter of Anthony and Elizabeth (Dieckmann) Schiltz. Mary Ann was raised in Remsen and graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1943. She married Joseph Plathe Oct. 15, 1945. The couple had four children, Linda, Jean, Marilyn and David. Joseph died from an automobile accident July 29, 1953.
She married Leonard Hansen July 10, 1956. The couple had three children, Ricky, Judy and Randy. Leonard died Aug. 31, 1999.
She spent most of her working career as a cook at Remsen-Union High School until her retirement.
Mary Ann was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, church guild and past member of the Catholic Order of Foresters.
She enjoyed baking, cooking, rug looming, flower gardening, quilting and making German potato salad for Oktoberfest.
Survivors include; five children, Linda (George) Ellis. of West Fargo, N.D., Jean Ahlers, of Sioux City, David (Mary) Plathe, of Remsen, Judy (Troy) Fortsch of Griswold, Randy (Tammy) Hansen, of Las Vegas, Nev.; 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Marilyn Plathe; one son, Ricky Hansen; three brothers, Elmer, Richard and Donald Schiltz, and three sisters, Sally Delperdang, Irene Barthole and Emily Mae Ahlers.
Funeral service were at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. William McCarthy officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Remsen. Visitation was anytime after 4 p.m. Sunday, with a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., all at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.
Casketbearers were her grandchildren.
Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.