Mary Anne McGruder

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December 27, 1955 ~ February 6, 2021

Mary McGruder, 65, Sioux Falls, departed this life on Saturday, February 6, 2021, at Avera McKennan Hospital.

Mary Anne Bue was born on December 27, 1955, in Milbank, SD, to Lyle and Ione Bue. She was joined in marriage to Major F. McGruder in the summer of 2009. She worked at Dow Rummel Village as a CNA until 2016. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends more than anything else. Her grandkids were her world, always looking forward to their visits, crafts, and stories. She loved to spend time reading books, especially mystery novels.

Mary is survived by three of her children, Steve Brotzel, and grandson Grayson; Eliza (Brian) Harris and grandchildren McKelle, McKaila, Zachary, and Isaiah; and Major (Paige) McGruder; as well as three grandchildren from her late son, Marshall, RaeLynn, Carter and Kinleigh. She is also survived by her six siblings, Sandi Bue Whiting, Oklahoma, Richard (Carla) Bue, Connecticut, Carol Bue Collier, South Dakota, Tom Bue, South Dakota, David (Lynne) Bue, South Dakota, and Alan (Cindy) Bue, Minnesota; as well as a plethora of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Mary is predeceased by her parents, Lyle and Ione Bue; her husband, Major F. McGruder; and her son, Marshall McGruder.

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  • Carol Collier says:

    Fly with the angels baby sister. No health problems to hold you down anymore.

  • Eliza Harris says:

    Life has forever changed since you left. Mom i am so proud to have had the memories we had. Life wasnt easy but you always rose to the challenge and slayed! Which you have instilled in me. Thank you for that. I love you my queen. Rest easy.

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