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Mary Tyvand

July 27, 1942 — July 1, 2009

Mary Louise ( Savoy ) Tyvand, 66, of Breckenridge , MN , passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at her home in Breckenridge surrounded by her family and friends.



Her funeral will be held Monday, July 6, 2009 at 10:30a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Breckenridge, with Fr. Kenneth Popp officiating.



Visitation will be Sunday, July 5, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7p.m. at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home.



Interment will be Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Lebanon Cemetery , Apple Valley , MN .



Mary was born July 27, 1942 in Fergus Falls , MN , the daughter of John and Myrtle (Moe) Savoy . At a young age she moved with her family to Breckenridge , MN and graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1960. She then furthered her education at NDSCS in Wahpeton, ND, where she met James Tyvand from Rugby , ND . They were married August 5, 1961 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Breckenridge.



The couple made their home in Apple Valley , MN , where they raised their children and Mary had a long time career in real estate. They relocated back to Breckenridge in 1998, where she enjoyed her retirement and summers at Ottertail Lake .



Mary was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Breckenridge, and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed cooking, playing cards, bowling, reading, crossword puzzles, and spending time with her family and friends.



She is survived by: Her husband: Jim Tyvand, Breckenridge, MN; Her daughters: Kathy (Larry) Van Tol, Mankato, MN; and Karla (Tom) Carney, Lakeville, MN; Her three grandsons: Jack, Cory and Alec; Her father: John “Jack” Savoy and his wife, LouEtta, Fergus Falls, MN; Her three brothers: Michael (Nana) Savoy, Tampa, FL; David (Nancy) Savoy, Reno, NV; and Gregory (Connie) Savoy, Wahpeton, ND; Several nieces and nephews.



She was preceded in death by her mother, Myrtle Savoy , and her son, Thomas.


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