Mary Gaskell, 88

Mary Gaskell, 88, of Rogers, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012, after a long illness.
Born in Sioux City, Iowa on Jan. 13, 1924, she was the daughter of Godfrey and Marie Jensen Thirstrup.
Mrs. Gaskell worked for the Andover Insurance Companies for 21 years prior to her retirement in 1984.
Relatives and friends are invited to join in a celebration of her life at the Diamondcrest Assisted Living Facility Chapel, 20500 South Diamond Lake Road, Rogers today (Saturday, May 5) at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Fairview Hospice Fund, c/o Fairview Foundation, 2344 Energy Park Dr., St. Paul, Minn. 55108.
Mrs. Gaskell is survived by her daughters, Karen (Paul) Lamoureux of Zephyrhills, Fla. and Debbie (Jonathan) Rowe of Otsego; her sister, Darlene (John) Viken of Yuma, Ariz.; five grandchildren; three adopted grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; six nieces and three nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, and her brothers, Jens and Dane Thirstrup.