Mary Ann Jellison

Mary Ann Jellison, age 76, of Grand Rapids, MN, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, MN.

Mary Ann was born in 1942 to William and Francis Charnley in Virginia, MN. Mary Ann grew up and attended schools in Grand Rapids, MN and graduated from Grand Rapids High School. She sold pull tabs for the Confidence Learning Center and M.S. Society, and drove school bus. Mary Ann loved gardening and fishing.

Preceding her in death were her parents; three brothers, James, William and Timothy Charnley.

Mary Ann is survived by her daughter, Jo Jo (Rick) Ledin of Grand Rapids, MN; two foster daughters, Marlene (Gene) Weikert of Kimball, MN and Carol Bruce of Foreston, MN; one brother, Francis Charnley of Grand Rapids, MN; two grandchildren, Anthony and Philip Pfeifer.

Visitation will be Wednesday, September 18th from 10:00 AM until the 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grand Rapids, MN. Fr. Seth Gogolin will officiate. Inurnment will be in Itasca-Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MN.

Arrangements are with Rowe Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Grand Rapids, MN. To sign the online guestbook or send condolences visit

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