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Mary Kathleen Green

December 29, 1945 — April 25, 2023

Center City

Mary "Cashie" Kathleen Green, 77, of Center City, MN, passed away on the morning of April 25th, 2023surrounded by family and a dear friend at her home on the lake.

Cashie was born on December 29, 1945 to Alice and Harley Case in Saint Paul MN.  She attended Forest Lake High School along with her brother and threesisters where she first met her future husband, Tom Green. They married July 7th, 1983, and would remain so until Tom’s death in 2014.

Cashie is survived by her sons, Jason Nickelson (her oldest) and wife Jessica, Stephen Nickelson (her favorite), along with her stepchildren, Christie (Trevor) Dougherty, and Matt (Meredith) Green. Forever remembered by her grandchildren, Anna, Jos, Ellie, Kai, and Chase Nickelson, Ava and Max Dougherty, TJ and Weston Green.  Loved by her siblings Glenna Shold, Gene (Linda) Case, Shay McDonell and all her nieces and nephews (too many to list), and her beloved dog, Mollie.

Cashie was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Green, parents Harley and Alice Case, sister Charlotte, brother in laws Dave Shold and Scott McDonell.

Cashie was passionate about many things apart from her family: knitting, crocheting, quilting, kayaking, gardening, farming, framing, boating, celebrity impressions, and sunbathing.  Maybe you ate some of her sweet corn near Eureka, WI or enjoyed the sun on your face while visiting her in Center City, or even warmed your hands using a pair of her mittens made from old wool sweaters - which she mainly gave to the homeless.  

Being part of the community at the St. Croix Regional Hospital was a joy every day for her, and many of Cashie’s colleagues became her best friends. For several years she sat at the front desk aiding people in navigating the halls of the hospital, helping loved ones reunite after illness or injury, or just standing out in the hallway of the maternity ward waiting for her first grandchild being born. Cashie’s smiling face was the first person most people saw coming into the hospital and likely the last person they saw leaving… lucky them! Cashie reached many lives in a variety of ways; she and her smile will definitely be missed. 

In lieu of flowers please donate warm clothes to a homeless shelter near you.

Family and friends are welcome to attend a celebration of life, which will be held at Mattson Funeral Home, 343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake, MN 55025, on May 17th from 5-7pm.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Mary Kathleen Green, please visit our flower store.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake, MN 55025

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