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Mary L. Stokes, 73

Mary Louise Stokes, 73, of River Falls, passed away on July 2, at North Residential Hospice in Brooklyn Center, Minn.

Mary was born on Jan. 29, 1941, in River Falls to Rollin and Sylvia (Bjerstedt) Schweizer. She married William K. Stokes on Aug. 7, 1959. Mary was a homemaker for most of her life. She loved spending time with her family, playing card games, baking and cooking.

Mary is survived by three children, William (Betsy) Stokes of River Falls, Robert (Patricia) Stokes of East Bethel and Deborah (Scott) Brown of Maple Grove; six grandchildren, William J. "BJ", Shaun, Trevor, Alexandria, Madison and Sydney Stokes; two sisters, Alice (Fred) Schleg of Antioch, Ill., and Nancy (Leroy) Johnson of River Falls; and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William; parents; and sister, Audrey Schweizer.

Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9, at Bethel Lutheran Church, Highlands Campus, 504 Frontage Road, Hudson, with a visitation one hour before the service. Burial will be held in Mann Valley Cemetery.

Cashman-Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family.