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Mary J. (Ziegenbein) Fiestadt

March 1, 1934 ~ August 13, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old


Mary J. Fiestadt, age 89, passed away on August 13, 2023, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born on March 1, 1934, daughter of the late Chester and Elizabeth (Keidatz) Ziegenbein. She married Clifford Fiestadt on February 14, 1956, and he preceded her in death just 9 months ago.

Mary enjoyed sewing and making quilts. She even taught lessons on TV. In her earlier years the family enjoyed camping together and she loved traveling with Cliff.

Mary is survived by her sons: Gene (Julie), Kevin (Leanne) and David Fiestadt; grandchildren: Leah (Mark) Pucci, Andrea (Nick Habeck) Fiestadt, Derek (Emma Ellis) Fiestadt, Brett (Jess) Fiestadt, Taylor Fiestadt, Connor Fiestadt, Paige Fiestadt and Katie (Kyle) Vander Loop; great grandchildren: Chase, Gabe and Boone Vander Loop, Max and Eli Pucci and Mason Habeck; Cliff’s siblings: Marlin (Lois) Fiestadt and Arden Fiestadt.

Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Cliff; her parents, Chester and Elizabeth Ziegenbein; and father and mother-in-law, Cliff Sr. and Alice Fiestadt.

A private family service will be held at the Verkuilen-Van Deurzen Family Funeral Home and Interment will be next to Cliff at Highland Memorial Park.

The Fiestadt family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at St. Paul Home for taking such good care of Mary over the last 10 years. Also, thanks to Barb who visited Mary so often. 

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