Maria C. Ferguson, age 66, of Le Sueur passed away on November 17, 2020 at St. Joseph Hospital, Mankato.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, July 16, 2021 at 10 a.m. Visitation will be at 9 a.m. until time of Mass at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Le Center.
Maria was born on September 29, 1954 in Agat, Guam to Miguel Pinuala and Dolores Nededog. She moved to MN in 1977 with her daughter Jean to be near her sister Ana. Maria was united in marriage to Patrick Ferguson on August 8, 1981 in Cleveland, MN.
Maria was a fun, loving person who believed in hard work. She had many friends throughout her lifetime that she loved to laugh and joke with. Maria had many hobbies, talents and interests over the years. She was a wonderful cook who never needed a recipe to follow, everything was done by taste. Maria’s fried chicken was always requested for family gatherings or picnics. In the early years she would sell her homemade lumpias to friends, neighbors and co-workers. Maria also enjoyed singing, dancing, wood working, crafts, crocheting, mushroom hunting and berry picking. Her all-time favorite was fishing. She could sit by the lake or river all day and she would rarely give in until she hit her limit. Maria was a hard worker and believed in doing things right the first time. She worked many years in the electronics business as an electronic assembler for companies like Telex Communications, ADC and Valtek. Maria also worked for other companies like Green Giant, Johnson Reel and Hinicker. Maria was an entrepreneur at heart. Along with selling lumpias, she also dabbled in wood working and crafts that she would sell around town. She even sold candy to the neighborhood kids from her kitchen window. The kids would line up at our window during the summer to get their hands on various candies. We were always the kids with the coolest mom in the neighborhood. Maria’s pride and joy were her grandkids and god daughter.
Maria was preceded in death by her parents Miguel Pinuala and Dolores Nededog; brothers Francisco Nededog, Vincente Nededog, Jose Nededog, Juan Nededog, Jesus Babauta, Anthony Babauta and Michael Babauta; sister Soledad Nededog; father-in-law and mother-in-law David and Thelma Ferguson; brothers-in-law Douglas Ferguson, Francisco Duenas and Jerome Johnson; sister-in-law Lou Nededog.
Maria is survived by her loving family; husband Patrick; daughters Jean (Pat) Wenzel of Norwood Young America, Misty Rodriguez of Le Sueur, Helene Ferguson of Mankato; son David Ferguson of Le Center; sisters Rosa Cruz of Agat, Guam, Ana Johnson of Le Center; 7 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.