St. Mary’s has served Roman Catholics in this Central Minnesota town since it was built in 1890. The community of 1,400 people had a famous resident: Hubert H. Humphrey. He was the 38th Vice President of the United States from 1965 – 1969 while serving with Lyndon Johnson. When HHH died in Waverly in 1978, his wife of 42 years, Muriel Humphrey, completed his term as the U.S. Senator from Minnesota. Although the career politician was democratic, he earned bipartisan admiration and affection across the state.