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Mary Kay “Mickey” Wingen, 80

Aug 24, 2014

New Ulm Mary Kay “Mickey” Wingen, 80, of New Ulm, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at the home of her sister in Rapid City, S.D. Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Monsignor John A. Richter celebrated the Mass.

Mary is survived by her children, Bill (Peggy) Wingen, of Spencer, Iowa, Tom (Robin) Huber, of New Ulm, Ronald (Satomi) Huber, of Hawaii; step-children, Monte Wingen, of Sioux Falls, S.D., Mary (Jim) Dahl, of Milbank, S.D., Bruce (Susie) Wingen, of Thornton, Colo., Linda (Don) Erlenbusch, of Aberdeen, S.D., Pat (Theresa) Wingen, of Vermillion, S.D.; many grandchildren; and great grandchildren; sister Luanne (Dale) Russell, of Rapid City, S.D.; brothers, Jim (Pat) Litzen, of Spokane, Wash., John (LaDonna) Litzen, of Tolstoy, S.D., Dick (Barb) Litzen, of Olathe, Kan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ernest Wingen on Dec. 31, 2011; and a brother, Ronald Litzen.

Mary Kay Litzen was born July 30, 1934, in Tolstoy, S.D., to Peter and Claudia (Sons) Litzen. On Jan. 10, 1974 she married Ernest Wingen in Aberdeen, S.D. In 1984 they built a Super 8 Motel in Blue Earth and ran it until 1994 when they retired to Spirit Lake, Iowa.

Mickey was the master decorator of the motels furnishings, wall paintings, and dcor. She had great flair for fashion and a love of bling. She will be greatly missed.

To leave a online condolence for her family or to sign the guestbook go to: www.mvfh.org