Mary Ann (Heffner) Tvedt

Mary Ann (Heffner) Tvedt, 89, ascended to be with her Lord on Friday, March 3, 2023, at Monroe Manor, Barron, Wis.

She was born Oct. 7, 1933, in rural Chetek to Willard and Margaret (Balog) Heffner, joining two older brothers, Robert and Ralph “Bill." The family farmed near Chetek, and in 1935, moved to a farm in the Four Town area, southwest of Hillsdale. They also farmed south of Barron until 1943, when they moved to Barron.

She graduated from Barron High School in 1951 and soon ventured off to the big city (Minneapolis, Minn.) to become an employee of both Brown and Bigelow, as well as Northwest Airlines. She regularly came home on the weekends, and on one of those trips, she was introduced to Russell Tvedt through friends. They married on March 22, 1958.

She later spent years greeting customers and helping them as a teller at the Bank of Barron (now Sterling Bank).

Surviving are many nieces and nephews, as well as longtime friends Judy Johnson-McCabe and Marg Campbell.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and both brothers.

A prayer service will be held for Mary Ann at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, at Monroe Manor’s Chapel in Barron, with Father Chandra Ery presiding.

Burial will be at Wayside Cemetery, Barron, in the spring.

Rausch and Steel Funeral Home, Barron, is handling arrangements. Online condolences can be made at