Mary Bildstein

Mary P. Bildstein

1920 - 2021

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Mary P. Bildstein, 100, of Dyersville, passed away Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Monticello Nursing & Rehab Center.


Visitation will be held from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Dennis Quint will officiate.


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Mary was born November 26, 1920 in Colby, Wisconsin, the daughter of Frank and Anna (Regal) Gerken.  She married Joseph H. Bildstein on February 18, 1941. Joseph preceded Mary in death on November 11, 1988.


She is survived by two daughters: Brenda (Roger) Knipper of Monticello and Jeanie (Tim) Hartman of Cedar Rapids; eight grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and eight great-great grandchildren.


She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two daughters: Patricia Lammers, Karolyn Smith; three brothers and a sister.


The family would like to thank the staff at Pennington Square Assisted Living and Monticello Nursing and Rehab Center.


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