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Mary Jean (Shane) Kikuts, 79

Mary Jean (Shane) Kikuts, 79, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at her home.

Mary Jean (Shane) Kikuts, 79

She was born on Dec. 23, 1939, in Austin, Minnesota, one of three siblings belonging to Roy and Bernice Shane of Austin. She attended Queen of Angels grade school and Austin High School. She had nine children. Mary was actively involved with her church, Lighthouse of Hope Church. She worked many service-related jobs as she always had the heart of a servant just like Jesus. Mary loved people and worked most of her senior years as a part-time employee or volunteer in nursing homes, such as Thorn Crest and Good Samaritan in Albert Lea, Minnesota, and most recently Sacred Heart Nursing Home in Austin.

Mary had emphysema and stage IV lung cancer, which took her life quickly.

Mary is survived by her husband, Romans Eriks Kikuts, Austin; brother, Gary Francis Shane (Deborah) of Hartwell, Georgia; and eight children, Deborah Jean (Jerry) Fogal, Lanesboro, Minnesota; David John Iverson Sr., Litchfield, Minnesota, Theresa Dawn (Robert) Hauschildt, Lake Norden, South Dakota, Christine Mae (Dennis) Jenson, Milaca, Minnesota; Colleen (Patrick) Erpelding, Litchfield, Judy Lynn (Tim) Huettemann, Lake Norden, Terry Lee DeVlaeminck, Superior, Wisconsin, and Jessie Wayne (Paula) Hanson, Clarks Grove, Minnesota. She has 28 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Francis Shane and Bernice Evelyn (Nelson) Shane; sister, Sharon (Clayton) Williamschen, Albert Lea; and son, Timothy Allen Hanson (1976-80).

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Lighthouse of Hope Church, 2909 W. Oakland Ave., Austin, MN 55912. Memorials are to be sent to Lighthouse of Hope Church. She will be waiting for you all to come to Jesus so she can see you again! That was always her prayer.