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Marian E. Moellenhoff, 94

Jul 17, 2011

Blue Earth — Mrs. Marian Elizabeth Moellenhoff, age 94, of Blue Earth, died Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center, Blue Earth.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held today Monday, July 18, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, in Blue Earth. The Rev. Leo Koppala is officiating. Burial is in Calvary Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation was from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Blue Earth and one hour prior to services at the church.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com.

The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of memorial donations to Catholic Charities.

Marian was born Dec. 18, 1916, in Pilot Grove Township, the daughter of William and Cecelia (Koppen) Evans. She was raised in the Elmore area where she was a 1933 graduate of Elmore High School. She took nurses training before working as a cook and housekeeper for several families in the Lake Minnetonka area. She was married to Matthew J. Moellenhoff on Sept. 30, 1946, in Blue Earth. They lived in Browns Valley from 1946 until moving to the Evans Family farm in Pilot Grove Township in 1950. In 1968, they bought a farm south of Blue Earth, where Marian lived until moving to St. Luke’s in 2007. Marian was a member of the Friendly Stitchers, SS Peter and Paul CCW and Pilot Grove church circle. She was a great cook and avid gardener, canning hundreds of quarts of produce every year.

Marian is survived by her children, Paul Moellenhoff, of Minneapolis, Alanna Diaz, of Blaine, Allan (Ann) Moellenhoff, of Minneapolis, Arno (Naomi) Moellenhoff, of Beaufort, S.C., Mary Moellenhoff, of Minneapolis, Cheryl (Charles) Larsen, of Spring Valley, Wis., and Myles (Pamela) Moellenhoff, of Inver Grove Heights; her sister, Elaine Goeke, of Elmore; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Matthew, in 2005; an infant daughter; an infant sister; brothers, John and William Evans; and sisters, Claire Clark and Margaret Stubbs.