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Mary Ann Morrison

April 7, 1941 — February 20, 2023


Mary Ann (Miller) Morrison, 81, Mandan, passed away February 20, 2023, at Miller Pointe in Mandan.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 AM on Friday, March 10, 2023, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Mandan, with Fr. Josh Waltz officiating. Burial will follow at Mandan Union Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4-6 PM on Thursday, March 9, 2023, at Weigel Funeral Home in Mandan with a Catholic Daughters Rosary and Parish Vigil beginning at 6 PM.

Mary Ann was born to Anton A. and Katherine (Doll) Miller Reisenauer on April 7, 1941, in Judson, ND. She was of German-Russian descent and the middle child of three daughters. Raised and educated in Mandan, a town she adored. Mary Ann attended St. Joseph’s Grade School and Mandan High School, graduating in 1959. She attended the University of Mary in Bismarck and St. Joseph’s School of Practical Nursing in Dickinson. Upon graduating, she began her 55-year nursing career at Hemet Valley Hospital, in Hemet, CA. She also worked at St. Alexius Hospital, Mandan Hospital, and Sanford Hospital and Clinic until her retirement in 2013. Mary Ann loved being a nurse and passed on lessons of hard work and love that earned her the title “best shot-giver” and nickname “Mighty Mouse”.

She married Michael Morrison of Riverside, CA and they had two daughters, Susan and Kathlene.

Mary Ann lived in Mandan all but 10 years of her life. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters, Women of the Moose, and Sanford Hospital Auxiliary.

Mary Ann enjoyed spending time with family and friends, gardening, rummage sales, planning class reunions, and trips to Medora. She loved Elvis, Winnie the Pooh, music, and the Fourth of July. Her favorite days were those spent with the loves of her life, her grandchildren, Lindsy and Gabe.

Mary Ann is survived by her daughters, Sue Morrison and Kathy (Tim) Dawson; grandchildren, Lindsy and Gabe Dawson; sister, Debbie Miller; nieces and nephews, Sandy, Cheryl, Nancy, Steve, and Bruce (Nauman), Kelly, Bryan, and Tom (Kenna); and sister-in-law, Karel (Morrison) Kenna.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Anton A. and Katherine (Doll) Miller Riesenauer; sister, Darlene (Miller) Nauman; nephews and niece, Jeff, Randy, and Cindy (Nauman); stepfather, John Reisenauer; brothers-in-law, Herman Nauman and Jim Dornheim; and parents-in-law, Gene and Peggy Morrison.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church or a donation to a charity of your choice.

May she rest in peace in eternal life with Jesus.



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