Mary Lebert


Mary LebertMary Lebert, age 69 of Balaton, was greeted by the Lord while surrounded by her loving family at Our House of Murray County Hospice in Slayton on May 20, 2019. She gave her family 3 more years of memories defying the odds of cancer. Visitation will be 4:00-7:00 pm Thursday, May 23, at Trinity Lutheran Church with a prayer service at 7:00 pm.  Funeral Services will be at 3:00 pm Friday, May 24, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Balaton with visitation 1 hour prior to service.  Interment will be at the Lakeside Cemetery in Balaton.

Mary was born March 24, 1950 to Edwin and Eileen (Meyer) Beitelspacher in Hoven, SD. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Hoven, SD. Mary grew up helping her parents on the farm. She attended Lowry schools and moved to Hoven where she graduated from Hoven Public Schools. Upon graduation, Mary attended Presentation College in Aberdeen, SD to earn her RN degree. Mary was united in marriage to Garry Lebert on November 27, 1970 in Hoven, SD. Together they had 3 children, Nicole, Shaun, and Dawn. Mary worked as a RN for 24 years and an additional 19 years as a staff accountant.  As her children grew up, she never missed an activity. She was the loudest and proudest cheerleader in the crowd. She always attempted to make the 6 grandchildren’s school activities. Mary was a member of PTO, religious ed teacher, and was a community wide volunteer. She enjoyed the outdoors, her flowers, feeding birds, home canning, baking cookies, playing cards, bowling, and watching all sports. She especially loved spending time with family, her grandchildren, and friends.

Mary is survived by her husband of 48 years Garry Lebert; children Nicole (Dru) Larson, Shaun Lebert (special friend Missy Battista), and Dawn (Andy) Mitlyng; grandchildren Derek and Trevor Larson, Samantha Lebert, Nicholas, Emily and Zachary Mitlyng; mother Eileen Beitelspacher; sisters Clara (Ken) Eilering, Grace (Dave) VanWell, Susan (James) Sanders; Janice (Rick) Banghart, and Rita (Terry) Miller; brothers and sisters-in-law Gregg (Joy) Lebert, Stephen Lebert, and Tammy (Doug) Loban; mother-in-law LaFoy Lebert-Tesch; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She is preceded in death by her father Edwin Beitelspacher, father-in-law Marvin Lebert, special friends Tory and Ella Thorson, and her loving grandparents.


  1. Russell Lofthus says

    Dear Lebert family,
    We are thinking of you and praying for you during this time of sorrow. Love,
    Russ and Nancy Lofthus

  2. Deb Kaiser Olson says

    I am so sorry for your loss. Whenever we had family get togethers (Spike’s pigs roast.) Mary included the younger cousins in the escapades. We will keep you all in our prayers.

  3. Joyce (Ewing) Cota says

    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories of Mary to forever hold in your heart. Rest In Paradise Mary you will be missed by many…

  4. Stacy, Sarah & Aurie says

    We are praying for you and your family, we are sorry for your hurt ?

  5. Brad and Kathy Lebert says

    Please accept our condolences to the family and friends of Mary Lebert.
    Our prayers will be with you .

  6. Vicki and Roger Schmidt says

    Shaun and family our condolences to your family in the loss of your mother!!

  7. Elizabeth Sullivan says

    Lebert family – I’m very sorry for your loss. Love, hugs, thoughts and prayers to you all as you grieve Mary’s passing.

  8. Karyn Whitlatch says

    Clara….sincere sympathy on the loss of your sister. I know over the years you have talked about the good times with your sisters. The obituary is lovingly written.

  9. Amy Engesser says

    I’m so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. My deepest condolences to you all.

  10. Diane Vogt says

    My deepest sympathy to Mary Lebert Family. Worked with her at the nursing home in Balaton. Mary was a hoot to work with.

  11. Wanda & John Scharfe says

    Lebert family, our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. We will always have fond memories of Mary that go back quite a few years. She always greeted with a smile on her face. She was a great lady!

  12. Robin Gengler says

    Shaun and family members: Prayers and condolences are with you and your family at this time of your loss.

  13. Cheryl E Gerth says

    Please accept all my sympathy and thoughts for your loss. Mary was a giving and thoughtful person. She was the best DON I ever worked under and a good friend to my family while we lived in Balaton. I have thought of her many times since I worked in Balaton. I am so sorry for your loss.

  14. Peter & Elaine Hanson says

    Gary and family. So sorry to hear of Mary’s passing! She was an extra special person. She will be missed indeed.

  15. Emily E. says

    Dear family, I extend my condolences to you. May your hearts be healed from the grief that you are feeling . It is my hope that the beautiful words at Psalms 94:19 and 1 Peter 5:7 bring solace to your hearts and minds. Revelation 21:4 offers hope for our future. The hope written there is that soon , God will wipe away all tears from our eyes and even death will be no more. What a grand hope to look forward to.

  16. Doug Bowen says

    Shaun & Family Sorry for your loss. you have my condolences & Prayers

  17. Tammara Schons says

    I am so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I will be donating to Toys 4 Tots in Mary’s name.

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