Mary (Graber) TrumanAugust 14, 1928 ~ November 28, 2019 (age 91)
Funeral services for Mary Truman, 91, of Norfolk, will be 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at the Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Avenue. Visitation will be on Monday from 5-7 p.m., at the Home for Funerals Chapel. Interment will be at a later date. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
Mary was born in Wisner, NE, on August 14,1928, the daughter of Henry and Clara (Hanrahan) Graber. She was raised on the family farm north of Wisner. Mary attended and graduated from Wisner High School in 1945.
In 1946, Mary married Donald Truman in Burke, SD. They returned to Wisner to live in 1950 and raised their 5 children. Mary then moved to Norfolk in 1972, working in waitressing for several businesses, owning and operating one. Mary was a devoted and loving companion to Bill Stroural for 23 years.
Mary was a longtime member of the VFW Aux. and American Legion Aux.
Mary enjoyed gardening, spending time with Friends and Loved ones, and playing cards.
Mary was devoted and loving mother to her children, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. Her joy was to bake buckets of cookies to send home with Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren, earning her the name Cookie Grandma.
She is survived by her five children and their spouses: Carolyn (Kenny) Schantz, of Yankton, SD, Gary (Pam) Truman, of Yankton, SD, Rick Truman, of Norfolk, Keith (Sandy) Truman, of St. Helena, and Lynda (Leland) Andersen, of Norfolk; 20 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren; three siblings: her twin sister, Margaret Elton, of Norfolk, Janet Bradley, of California, and Rita (Ralph) Petersen, of Omaha. Sisters-in-law Darlene Putnam, of Hastings, Crystal Phillbin, of California and many Loving friends.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Alice Meyer and Katherine Surman.