Colonial Funeral Home

1801 East Red River Street, Victoria, TX


Mary Ann Jarisch

November 7, 1930June 4, 2019

Mary Ann Jarisch, 88, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. She was born in Luxello, Texas on November 7, 1930. She was instrumental in beginning the YMCA swim program from the ground level and literally taught thousands of people to swim as the YMCA Aquatic Director. She also volunteered as the aquatic director for the Red Cross for 32 years. She was a member of the Victoria Women's Bowling Association since 1953. She loved attending any event her children, grandchildren or great grandchildren participated in. She is survived by her sons, Troy Jarisch (Kim) and Daren Jarisch (Phyllis); daughter-in-law, Martha Jarisch; brother, Richard Lovel; and sister, Peggy Heikkila; grandchildren, Todd Jarisch (Leslee), Kelly Pedone (Anthony), Brandon Jarisch (Cara), Kristen Jarisch , Colton Jarisch (Kelly), Bryan Jarisch (Katy), Jon Jarisch (Kaitlan) and Sterling Jarisch; great grandchildren, Tyler, Kyus, Silas, Lia, Luke, Kambry, Sigr and John Harvey. She was preceded in death by parents; husband, Harvey; son, Mark Jarisch; sisters, Mavin, Dorothy and Sis. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity or perform a random act of kindness. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm followed by a Rosary at 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Colonial Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, June 14, 2019 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Rev. Albert Yankey presiding. Entombment will held at Resurrection Mausoleum in Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at colonialfuneralhomevictoria.com


  • Richard Lee Lovel, Father
  • Agnes Wenzel Lovel, Mother
  • Harvey Jarisch, Husband
  • Troy Jarisch, Son
  • Kim Jarisch, Daughter-in-law
  • Daren Jarisch, Son
  • Phyllis Jarisch, Daughter-in-law
  • Mark Jarisch, Son
  • Martha Jarisch, Daughter-in-law
  • Richard Lovel, Brother
  • Peggy Heikkila, Sister
  • Mavin, Dorothy, and Sis, Sisters
  • Todd (Leslee) Jarisch, Grandson
  • Kelly (Anthony) Pedone, Granddaughter
  • Brandon (Cara) Jarisch, Grandson
  • Kristen Jarisch, Granddaughter
  • Colton (Kelly) Jarisch, Grandson
  • Bryan (Katy) Jarisch, Grandson
  • Jon (Kaitlan) Jarisch, Grandson
  • Sterling Jarisch, Grandson
  • Tyler Jarisch, Great Grandchild
  • Kyus Pedone, Great Grandchild
  • Silas Jarisch, Great Grandchild
  • Lia Jarisch, Great Grandchild
  • Luke Jarisch, Great Grandchild
  • Kambry Jarisch, Great Grandchild
  • Sigr Jarisch, Great Grandchild
  • John Harvey Jarisch, Great Grandchild

  • Todd Jarisch
  • Brandon Jarisch
  • Colton Jarisch
  • Bryan Jarisch
  • Jon Jarisch
  • Terry Keikkila
  • Kyle Lovel, Honorary Pallbearer

  • To Perform a Random Act of Kindness


  • Visitation Thursday, June 13, 2019
  • Rosary Thursday, June 13, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Entombment Friday, June 14, 2019


Mary Ann Jarisch

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Dolly Bludau Johnson

June 12, 2019

I met your mom at the YMCA in the early 70s. I worked there part time while attending Victoria College and I also took a swimming class from her. I also got to know Mark. I think he was a lifeguard there. He and I went to a dance once at Schroeder Hall. I think your mom allowed him to go with me because I was supposed to be the chaperone. He was still in high school. Your mom and I had a special connection and we exchanged Christmas cards until a few years ago. She was a special person.

Dolly Bludau Johnson

Cathy Hinojosa

June 11, 2019

Thank you for all the years of service to the Victoria YMCA. There are still so many members and employees that have wonderful memories of your time at the Y.

Delores & Larry Stroud

June 10, 2019

We enjoyed bowling with you and seeing you and Harvey at Mass. Miss you and our condolences to the family.

Candace Donahoe

June 9, 2019

Mary Ann Jarisch taught all my 7 children to swim. She was so talented! She knew when to push them and when praise them. I just thought she was a wonderful person,