May 19, 1917 ~ May 2, 2012
Mary Adele Schrantz Kerker died peacefully early May 2, 2012, at 94 years of age. Mary was born May 19, 1917, in St. Paul, Minnesota, to Aurelia and Charles Schrantz. She was married to Richard Kerker for 61 years. She is survived by their five children, Helen, Jim, George, Bill and Paul, 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband and their son, Richard. Mary was devoted to her faith, her family and her friends. She was an avid lover of nature, good surf, card playing, the Dodgers and the Lakers, and, in later years, even the Angels and the Clippers. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday, May 7th, at 8am, at the Church of the Visitation, 6561 W. 88th St., Westchester, CA 90045. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:Propagation of the Faith, 3424 Wilshire Blvd. 3rd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010-2241 Please note on your donation In Memory of Mary Kerker or Mission Circle #10. Mary was a founding member of Mission Circle #10 and an active member for the past 60 years. Arrangements are by McCormick Mortuary.
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