Mary Cazer


July 28, 1936 - February 3, 2020


Mary Cazer, 83, Sioux Falls, formerly of Plankinton, SD, died Monday, February 3, 2020 at Avera Dougherty House in Sioux Falls.

Mary Lee Stuart was born July 28, 1936 to Dorothy (Algrin) and Cameron Stuart, in Hettinger, ND. She graduated from Hettinger High School, and went on to graduate from National Business College in Rapid City, SD.

On September 8, 1955 she married Richard "Dick" Cazer in Hettinger, ND. They moved to Minneapolis while Dick attended the University of Minnesota. Mary worked for US Steel. Following Dick’s education, they settled in Plankinton, SD where he was a business owner and funeral director, and she worked as a legal secretary and business owner. Together they had 2 sons and 1 daughter. In retirement they moved to Riverside, California, returning to Plankinton in the summer to enjoy time with friends and family

Mary and Dick enjoyed working together, dancing, playing cards, and traveling. They were both very active in the community and charity. She served on the Plankinton city council for many years. She was an avid reader and a highly competitive Bridge player. She was involved in several Bridge clubs, even spending time in retirement teaching others to play. She was very sharp and enjoyed the challenge of crossword puzzles, Jeopardy, and Wheel of Fortune, as well as spending many hours watching the Golf Channel. She, also, enjoyed writing cards and notes to friends and family.

Mary was a long-time member of the Plankinton United Methodist Church as well as a member of Eastern Star.

Mary is lovingly remembered by her 3 children, Stuart (Brenda) Cazer of Mitchell, Jeannine (Brad) Fowler of Elk Point, and Blair (Karla) Cazer of Sioux Falls; her 10 grandchildren, Brandon Cazer, Preston (Tifany) Cazer, Tallon (Sarah) Cazer, Logan, Kristian, and Eian Cazer, Maria (Derek) Pirner, Camille Fowler, Morgan and Vivian Cazer; 6 great grandchildren; and 3 step-grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Brian Stuart; and her husband, Dick.

In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to the Plankinton United Methodist Church.


None Scheduled


To Be Announced


Mizpah Cemetery
Plankinton, SD

Posted by Marcia Knutson on February 20, 2020
Mary was a very special lady. I enjoyed being her bridge partner for quite a while.
Posted by Kenny and Karla Kinyon on February 11, 2020
Mary was one of the first persons I met when I moved to South Dakota. I always enjoyed visiting with her. She always had a smile on her face.
Kenny and I are wishing you all peace and comfort through this time .❤️
Posted by Charles & Donna (Steele) Korus on February 10, 2020
What a very special lady. She was so nice. Enjoyed being a part of her life in our church and community. Will miss her a lot.
Posted by Debra Boggs on February 10, 2020
I had the pleasure of caring for Mary for a brief time and getting to know her family. I am happy to have become a friend and to have known her. My sincere condolenses to the family. God Bless all of you!
Posted by Darwin Jones on February 8, 2020
Mary has been a life long friend. She kept me in line when I was growing up. Thinking of you at this time.
Posted by Michelle Everson on February 7, 2020
Sincere condolences to your families! I am very sad to hear that Mary passed away. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Bonnie Kinyon on February 7, 2020
Mary was a very special lady. Our prayers to the family
Posted by Lizzie on February 6, 2020
So sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. She was a special person in my life. Hugs to you all.
Posted by Jen Ross on February 6, 2020
Your Mom was such a sweetheart and lots of fun. Thinking of you all.
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