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In Memory of Adena C. Mayer


10-11am at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, WI.

Funeral Services

11am at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, WI.

Adena C. Mayer, age 94, of Blaine MN passed away peacefully on April 16, 2019 in her home. She is now home with her Heavenly Father. She is a cherished sister, mom, grandma, great-grandma and aunt.

Adena was preceded in death by her parents William and Alma Benker, Husband Kermit Mayer, and brothers Elder Benker and Willard Benker. She is survived by her sister Arlene (Ted) Lukin, sons Duane (Barb) Mayer and Kerry (Sue) Mayer, and daughter Linda (Russ) Espy: grandchildren Travis, Cori (Matt), Jon (Sara), Nathan (Michelle), and Ryan (Jessica); great grandchildren Hannah, Owen, Ben, Matthew, Anna, Olivia, Harry, Graham and Flynn.

Adena was born in New Salem, ND, and attended a one-room country school. She graduated Salutatorian from Lehr, ND high school. She met and married Kermit, and shortly after they moved to St. Paul, MN. She worked at St. Paul Book and Stationery Co., St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance and the City of St. Paul Water Department. She was a devoted stay-at-home mom for many years. She sang in church choirs for over 50 years, and enjoyed gardening, baking, crocheting and most of all spending time with her family. She will remain in the hearts and memories of loved ones.

A Celebration of Adena’s life will be on Thursday April 25, 2019 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, WI. Visitation will be from 10-11am with a service at 11am

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