In loving memory of

Mary Lou Boxrud
January 13, 1947 - March 22, 2020

Mary Lou Boxrud, 73, of Rochester, died on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Mayo Clinic Lake City Care Center.

Mary Lou was born on January 13, 1947 to Ernst and Martha (Moser) Feucht in Hudson, South Dakota and grew up in Lester, Iowa. She was a graduate of West Lyon High School in 1965.

She married Terry Schacht in 1965, and worked as an LPN in Rock Rapids, Iowa.

She started nursing school in Worthington, Minnesota. She later moved to Rochester in 1980 where she completed her nursing degree at RCTC and started working at Mayo Clinic's St. Mary's Hospital in the Respiratory ICU. As she continued to work, she finished her Master's in Nursing and later a degree in Ministry.

In 2010 she retired from Mayo Clinic and resided at the Mayo Clinic Lake City Care Center for the last six years.

Mary Lou enjoyed ballroom dancing, family gatherings, cooking for her family and helping people through difficult times. She was an active member in church and was a friend of Bill W.

She is survived by her son, Steven (Sarah) Schacht of Eden Prairie, MN; daughter, Stacy Schacht of Rochester, MN; four grandchildren, Nathan, Elsa, Marissa and Beck; and siblings, Dale (Jennifer) Feucht, Gary (Donna) Feucht, Laurie (Paul) Pelkola, LeAnn (Tom) Ransom, Donna Krueger, Rosella (Chuck) Venske, Lyle (Emily) Feucht and Loren Feucht. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Lynn Feucht.

A private Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW Rochester, MN 55901. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service. Burial will be at Oakwood East Cemetery. A Celebration of Mary Lou's Life will be held later this summer, to be announced at a later date.

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In lieu of flowers or other gifts the family suggests a memorial to Mayo Clinic in honor of Mary Lou at this website:


Marlene wrote on Mar 28, 2020:

"Dear Stacey, I?m thinking of you and your family at this difficult time on the loss of your mother. I?m praying for you and your family.."

Delores Metzger wrote on Mar 25, 2020:

"Steven & Jennifer & family, Stacy and all of our very special cousins. We always appreciated and loved Mary Lou. I think of the times I was going thru the clinic and we would come to your home for a delicious meal or go out to eat and find out if I could handle eating out as a diabetic. Once I moved to Lester I was privileged to see you more often especially when your Grandmother and Mother was in failing health. We will miss her but we are thankful she could go to a better home. She was a good example enduring her cross for so many years. Our prayers and sympathy are with all of you although we can not be with you. Paul & Delores Metzger"