Mary Jo Schroepfer 1966–2020 Owatonna—Mary Jo Schroepfer, 54, of Owatonna died Tuesday, December 29th at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Owatonna on Feb 7th, 1966, the daughter of Joe and Gladys Tupy. Mary graduated from Owatonna High School in 1984. She met her husband, Jerry Schroepfer in college, and they were married in 1990. Mary and Jerry moved back to Owatonna in 1995 where they shared a life of joy and love ever since. Mary provided a blissful childhood to her three strong intelligent daughters and worked as an elementary school teacher in Owatonna. She later earned a Masters degree in education to become an even better role model and educator, and was a candidate for the 2019 Minnesota Teacher of the Year honor. Mary loved spending time with her family, going on adventures in Disney World and Hawaii, snorkeling, hiking, baking, cooking, and doing puzzles. Mary radiated kindness and love to all. Mary will be greatly missed by her husband Jerry, their daughters Allyson (Alex), Katy, and Jen; her grandson Max; parents Joe and Gladys, six siblings, nieces, nephews, friends, students, and the many people whose lives she touched. A private ceremony will be held for family. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred as a donation to a cancer research organization. For more information or to leave a condolence message go to

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