|Birth: ||Jan. 28, 1915|
Thunder Bay District
|Death: ||Sep. 16, 2010|
Mary L Bong, 95, a longtime Superior resident, died Thursday, Sept 16, 2010, at Diamond Willow Assisted Living, Cloquet, MN. She was born Jan 28, 1915 in Port Arthur, canada, to Thomas and Barbara (Sebely) Miller. Mary attended schools in Superior and graduated from the Grand Rapids High School in Minnesota. She attended UWS from 1933 to 1935 and then again in 1959 to 1965 at which time she received her master's degree in education.
She was an educator and taught school for 25 1/2 years in one-room schools at Nemadji, Park Point, Duluth and Pattison School in Superior. Mary was inducted into the Superior Teachers Hall of Fame and was the 1987 Superior Citizen of the Year. She aslo coordinated sales people for the Superior Tree Selling Program for a number of years, served on the Parks and Recreation board and promoted the "Beautification of Superior" for a number of years.
She was a member of Cathedral of Christ the King Catholic Church and a member of the former St Louis Parish. Her other memberships include the SREA, Sigma Omega Society, Alpha Delta Kappa professional sorority, North End Neighborhood Organization, Burlington Northern Veterans Assn, Wildflower Garden Club and Catholic Daughters of the Americas.
She is preceded in death by her husband, William in 1992; brother Paul in 1945; sisters, Ruby Baskas, Agnes Carlson and Kathryn McSoley; parents, Barbara and Thomas Miller; and a grandaughter, Lori Ann Bong.
Mary is survived by two sons, Robert (Nancy) and Thomas; five grandchildren, Matthew (Susannah) Bong, Sarah (Peter) Menihan, Luke Bong, Chrissy (Chris) Busche and Michelle (Derek) Theisen; seven great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Lois Biron; niece, Barbara Baskas; and nephew, Paul McSoley.
Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery.
Thomas S Miller (1878 - 1941)
Barbara F Sebalj Miller (1882 - 1963)
William Arthur Bong (1909 - 1992)*
Ruby E Sebalj Baskas (1905 - 1993)**
Mary L Miller Bong (1915 - 2010)
Agnes J Carlson (1917 - 2005)*
Kathryn Miller McSoley (1919 - 2000)*
Plot: Sec B Row 14
Created by: Oscar Sandstrom
Record added: Sep 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59093372