Mary R. Partello

Oct 24, 2020

Mary R. Partello, 74, of Arnolds Park, passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at her home in Arnolds Park.

A private family memorial service was held on Friday, October 30, 2020, at the Calvary United Methodist Church in Arnolds Park. Arrangements are under the care of the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Online condolences may be sent to

Mary was born on June 22, 1946, in Hallock, Minnesota, to Ralph and Erma (Miller) Downing. She graduated from Newton, Iowa, High School. Mary was united in marriage to Philip Partello on January 16, 1971, in Omaha, Nebraska. In her younger years she worked as a Christian Education Leader and later spent her time as a home maker raising her children and taking care of the household.

In her free time she enjoyed reading, growing and tending to her flowers, camping, music, making crafts, hosting bible study in her home, and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Mary was known for her deeply rooted faith in Jesus, the scripture and her love of the church.

She is survived by her husband Philip Partello of Arnolds Park; children Robin (Ed) Lock of Milford; Daniel (Lynne) Partello of Prophetstown, IL; and Darin (Rachel) Partello of Spirit Lake; 8 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and her sister Martha Downing of Raleigh, NC.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her son David.