Mary J. Stier, 91, of Grand Meadow, died Sunday March 17, 2013, at a care center in St Louis Park, Minn.

She was born Nov. 28, 1921, in Farmington, Minn., to Elmer and Kathryn (Greebe) Martin. She was united in marriage to Robert A. Stier on Nov. 8, 1947, in Farmington. She taught school for a short time in Grand Meadow and together she and her husband farmed for many years in the Grand Meadow area.

She enjoyed traveling, entertaining her friends and spending time with her three sons and her grandchildren. She was a member of St Finbarr Catholic Church and a member of its Rosary Society.

She is survived by her three sons, Robert M. (Joann) Stier of Spring Valley, Michael (Leo Willey) Stier of Minneapolis, and Martin (Julie) Stier of Grand Meadow; six grandchildren, Michelle Gebel of Birchwood, Wis., Robert M. Stier Jr. of Grand Meadow and his children, Ian Welke of Houston and Jeniese and Kalyn Stier, both of Grand Meadow; John (Christina) Stier of Grand Meadow; Nicole (Jared) Stejskal and son Dustin of Grand Meadow; Christina Stier of Grand Meadow; and Shane Stier and children Madison and Roman of Rochester.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 2004, one brother, Robert Martin, and one sister, Ann Martin.

Memorial Mass was held Thursday at St. Finbarr Catholic Church in Grand Meadow with the Rev. Paul Nelson officiating. Private family burial of the cremated remains will take place at a later date. The family prefers memorials to be given in her name for Alzheimer research. Condolences may be left online at