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Mary Frances Cummings

d. January 29, 2012

Mary Frances (Leif) Cummings, age 90, of Austin, died Sunday evening, January 29, 2012 at her home. She was born September 16, 1921 in Bismarck, North Dakota to John and Frances Leif. After John passed away, the family moved to Menomonie, Wisconsin and then to Austin, Minnesota. Mary Frances went to Columbus Grade School and then St. Augustine High School where she graduated. She worked at the Dutch Maid Cafe, Kough Cab Company and the Hormel Company. On November 23, 1944 she married Lloyd William Cummings. They had three children, John "Shorty" William, Elaine and Robert. The family always worked together doing yard work, painting, cleaning the then Austin Savings and Loan (now First Farmers), and JC Penney when they were downtown. Mary Frances was a member of St. Edward's Catholic Church. She enjoyed playing cards, games, canasta and putting jigsaw puzzles together. Survivors include her daughter, Elaine Lane, Austin; daughters-in-law, Paulette Cummings, Austin, Patricia (Thomas) Higgins, Austin; nine grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; brother, Gene (Elaine) Leif, Austin; many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Frances Anna Leif; husband, Lloyd William Cummings; sons, John William and Robert Allen; three brothers, John Gerald Leif, Claude "Bud" Peter Leif, Robert Leopold Leif; sister, Gertrude (Orlan) Erickson. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 am on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at St. Edward's Catholic Church with Father Jim Steffes officiating. There will be a 6:30 pm wake service on Wednesday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4-7 pm and also one hour before the service at the church on Thursday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

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