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Mardell Lackner 12/19/2023

Mardell Joan (Mayry) Lackner, age 77, passed away peacefully at the Deerfield Gables Care Center in New Richmond, WI on December 19, 2023 after a year and a half long battle with lung cancer. Mardell was born and lived in Chisholm, MN for the first 74 years of her life. She lived in the home she grew up in until two and half years ago, when she moved to New Richmond, WI to be closer to her family. Mardell graduated from high school in Chisholm and then attended Hibbing Vocational Tech School where she received her education to become a Certified Medical Laboratory Assistant. She worked as a Laboratory Technologist for 42 years, both at Chisholm Memorial Hospital and Hibbing Hospital. Mardell is survived by her brother Mark Mayry (Charlene) of New Richmond, WI, niece Madelyn Myers (Gary) Carver, MN and nephew, David Mayry of New Richmond, WI. She is also survived by a great nephew, Charles Myers and a great niece, Priya Myers and several cousins. Also surviving her are her 2 stepchildren, Laura Berger (John) in MN and Peter Lackner in OR and their families. Mardell is preceded in death by her husband, Peter Lackner, her parents, John and Ruth (Maki) Mayry and her brother and his wife, Marshall and Karen Mayry. Mardell will be missed dearly by her family and friends. We will miss her lively, sassy personality and her love and caring for her family.

Services for Mardell will be held in June 2024 at Rupp Funeral Home in Chisholm, MN with burial in the Chisholm Cemetery.


  • Andrea Thomassen Posted December 22, 2023 2:21 pm

    Mark and Char, you have my sympathies. Such a lovely lady! I had just a brief time to meet her and I know that she was so appreciative of your care for her concerns throughout her life and especially here in New Richmond.

  • Elizabeth Knutson Posted December 24, 2023 8:15 am

    Mark and Char….Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    Gary and Liz

  • Deb Simunovich Posted December 29, 2023 12:14 am

    My sincere condolences to the family. I worked with Mardell for many years. She was a dear friend. I’ll miss her phone calls. Rest in peace my friend. 🙏

  • Brian Hall Posted January 15, 2024 9:40 am

    Mark, Char, and family, please know that I and my family are thinking of you all! Mardell was an incredibly important person in my life, for as long as I can remember. My kids knew her as Aunt Mardell, as that is what she was to me, Aunt Mardell. She was always there and offered many insights as I got older. I always appreciated her ability to be direct and would tell you exactly what she was thinking. We will all miss her greatly.

  • Nancy Springer Posted February 1, 2024 12:21 pm

    Mardell was the first person to befriend my mom and I when we came to The Deerfield. She was so sweet and kind to my mother that I instantly loved her. I am guessing that is the way everyone felt who knew her. I hope her and my mom are playing bingo right now ❤️

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