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November 21, 1948 ~ July 16, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old


Mary Jane (Hansen) Pass, of Braham, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 16, 2023, surrounded by her family at home.  She was 74 years old.

Mary was born on November 21, 1948, in Dell Rapids, South Dakota to parents Peter and Jean (Towers) Hansen.  She graduated from Brookings High School.  Mary was united in marriage to Joseph Pass on November 12, 1967.  Together they were blessed with three children.

Mary worked as a caregiver at the Cambridge State Hospital for many years.  She later transitioned from patient care to a clerical role in medical records and various other positions with the State of Minnesota before retiring.

Mary loved to travel and enjoyed many trips to Duluth, all around the United States, as well as Canada and Europe.  Although her favorite spots always included a beach.  She loved watching the wildlife that would wander through her yard and always kept the bird feeder full.  She had a generous and giving spirit and was always willing to help those in need, especially by making shoebox donations for kids over the years.  She will be dearly missed.

She is preceded in death by her parents, siblings, Bob, Joanne, Janet, Peter, and Margaret.

Mary is survived by her husband of 55 years, Joseph; children, Howard Dean Pass, Steven (Lisa) Pass, Rose Pass (Rick); granddaughters, Paige and Caroline; special friend Diana M.; siblings, John, Donna, Cheryl, David, and Paul; many other relatives and friends.

In keeping with Mary’s wishes, no services will be held at this time.

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