Tatarek, Mary was born April 26, 1948 to Charles F. Walser and Dorothy (Doherty) Walser, and passed away on June 14, 2018. She graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel Academy and Northern Michigan University (with honors). She married Leslie Tatarek on August 24, 1968. Together they raised 3 children. Mary was preceded in death by her mother Dorothy, sister Rosann (infancy), and brother Roger. She is survived by her husband of Wheeling, IL; son Patrick (Krysten) of Highland Park, IL; son Eric (Jennifer) of Port Washington, WI; daughter Liz of Chicago, IL; Grandchildren Caroline and Max; father Charles (Dolores) Walser, FL; 5 siblings, a sister-in-law; a brother-in-law; and numerous beloved nephews and nieces. A funeral mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Church in St. Clair, MN on July 16th at 1:30 pm. A private interment in Fort Snelling National Cemetery will be at a later date.