Mary “Grandma Mary” Dague, age 87, of Brainerd, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at her home surrounded by five generations of her family. Services will be 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter with visitation one hour prior to services and on Monday, Jan. 3 at 2 p.m. at the Carson and Son Funeral Chapel in Maquoketa, Iowa, with visitation one hour prior to services. Interment will be at the Bridgeport Cemetery in Maquoketa, Iowa, at a later date.
Mary was born on July 25, 1923, in Jackson County, Iowa, to John A. Gibson and Opal A. Elliot. She was united in marriage to Eldon Dague on Feb. 22, 1948, in Mount Carroll, Ill. Mary was very accomplished at quilt making and donated many of her quilts. She also made Christmas stockings and donated them to the Lincoln Education Center. Mary enjoyed cooking and baking for everyone.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon; three children, John Council, Leonard Wayne Council and Rick Dague; six brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by five children, Carol Hodgden, Earl “Pat” (Sheryl Ann) Council, Gary (Ellen) Council, Doris (Jeff) Krueger, and Randy (Sussie) Dague; sister, Lois Melton; brothers, Arnold (Marie) Gibson and Leon (Glenda) Gibson; 21 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and a special niece; Linda Kessel. Memorials are preferred to The American Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to the Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter.