Mary C. LevenduskiMary C. Levenduski, 88, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 3.
Mary C. Levenduski, 88, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 3 in St. Luke’s Hospital.
Born in Superior on Aug. 14, 1923 to Walter and Victoria (Wozniak) Bee, she attended Superior public schools and graduated from Superior Central High School in 1941. She worked as a photographer for the Butler Shipyards and as a photo processor and master photo tinter at Nelson Photo in Duluth.
She married Daniel Levenduski on Oct. 5, 1947, and they had one daughter, Cristine. When Dan and his brother Con founded Service Printers of Duluth, Inc. on April 1, 1950, Mary worked closely with them, learning to feed a press, run bindery equipment, hand-set type, and manage the office.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, brothers, Chester Bee and Frank Bee, and sister Alice Bee.
She is survived by her daughter Cris, sisters Patricia Bee and Rose Hyde, brother Walter Bee, brother-in-law Conrad (Jean) Levenduski, sister-in-law Joyce Bee, godchild Polly (Pat) Doolittle, many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and cousins.
Memorials will be appreciated to the Duluth Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language Disorders or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Memorial services are at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1710 E. Superior St., with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. A gathering of friends and family will follow the church service at the Kitchi Gammi Club, 831 E. Superior St. Inurnment will be 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9 at the Polish Catholic Cemetery, Howard Gnesen Road. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, (218) 727-3555.
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