Mary Ann Kurgan
November 28, 1929 – October 5, 2021
The family will receive friends Sunday, October 10th from 12noon to 2pm followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 2pm, all at the West Center Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Monday, October 11th at 10:30am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1723 S. 17th Street. Interment: Calvary Cemetery. Memorials will be directed by the family.
Mary Ann Kurgan, age 91, of Omaha, Nebraska, was put to rest on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Mary Ann was born on November 28, 1929, in Omaha, Nebraska to Francis and Frances (Engel) Fischer. She attended St. Joseph High School and was awarded Homecoming Queen her senior year. Once she graduated from high school, Mary Ann began working for the Telephone Company in Downtown Omaha. Shortly after, she was introduced to Thomas Kurgan by her brother. Although she resisted his advances initially, Tom soon charmed his way into becoming the love of her life. They were married on April 28, 1951, in Omaha, Nebraska.
Mare was an avid reader who enjoyed sewing and baking (her Christmas cookies were legendary). Her favorite activity above all else was spending time with her kids and grandkids. She loved going to sporting events, school programs, and all other family gatherings. At the age of 82, she found her best buddy—Jaycie Mae. Although this was technically Craig’s chocolate lab, Mare soon took over the role of best friend, and most importantly, mother.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Kurgan, son Joseph Kurgan, daughter Susan Roberts, and grandson Tim Roberts, as well as many other friends and relatives.
Mare is survived by her son, Mike Kurgan; daughter, Patty Kurgan (Doug Larsen); son-in-law, Jim Roberts; grandkids: Michael Kurgan, Jr., Craig Roberts, Brian Roberts, Kylie Temple, (Collin Temple), Kurgan Larsen, and MacLain Larsen; great-grandkids: Lillia Kurgan, Levi Kurgan, Zoey Temple, Jaxson Temple, and McKenna Temple; and of course, her favorite furry partner, Jaycie Mae, and the newest addition, Olive Ann, who won’t know the pleasure of growing up with Grandma.
Rest easy, Grandma.