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“Sorry for your lost of Mary Kierspe to the Driver family and friends ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Frederick Murray - Fort Wayne, IN

“My sympathy to your entire family. She was truly a wonderful Matriarch. Unbelievable wonderful long life. Thinking of you. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Larry Wardlaw - FOrt Wayne, IN

“We are going to miss you so much. We know that you're in heaven now and at peace. Our condolences to all the family. love from Nyree and Phylice xxx ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Nyree-Dawn Hicks - Fort Wayne, IN

“Sorry for your loss. "God is near to all those calling upon him..."(Psalm 145:18) ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Anthony - OH


Mary Kierspe passed away peacefully on Good Friday, April 19, 2019, at Golden Years Homestead, her loving home fort 20 years.

Mary Marguerite Driver Kierspe was born September 23, 1911, to Hattie Cummins and William Washington Driver in Woodburn, IN. She attended Harlan High School and South Side High School and then worked at General Electric one year before marrying Raymond Louis Kierspe in 1930. She was a lifelong member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church beginning in 1931, where she served as Chairman of the Mission Society, President of the school PTA, and Treasurer of the church conference.

Mary was preceded in death by husband, Raymond L. Kierspe in 1999; daughter, Geraldine Erwin Schoenherr; daughter-in-law, Carole Kierspe; and great-granddaughter, Skyler Carlson. She is survived by her two children, Nancy (George) Carlson Dodd and Thomas R. Kierspe; son-in-law, Thomas Schoenherr; 10 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Having lived in Fort Wayne most of their lives, Mary and her husband spent 30 years between Largo, Florida, and Silver Lake, Michigan. They moved to Golden Years Retirement Village on Maysville Road in 1999. She was an amazing seamstress, an avid bridge player, and a loving wife and mother.

Funeral service will be on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church (729 W. Washington Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46802) with visitation half an hour prior. Visitation will also be on Friday, April 26, 2019 at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park (1140 Lake Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46805) from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Burial will follow the service at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund.