The Free Press, Mankato, MN

January 25, 2013

Myrna Elaine Mumme

— Funeral services for Myrna Elaine Mumme, 78, of Waterville, MN, formerly of St. James, MN, will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 10:30 am at St. John Lutheran Church, rural St. James, MN, with Rev. Matthew Rusert, officiating. Interment will take place in the St. John Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Monday from 4 - 7 pm at the Zaharia Family Funeral & Cremation Service of Truman and on Tuesday at the church for one hour prior to the service.  Myrna died on Thursday, January 23, 2013, at Mayo Health Systems-Mankato.

  Myrna was born on December 28, 1934, in rural Wilton Junction, Iowa to Gerhardt and Eleonore (Staehr) Beer.  She was reborn a child of God in the water of Holy Baptism on January 20, 1935, at Zion Lutheran Church in Wilton Junction.  She was confirmed in the Christian Faith on March 21, 1948, at Zion Lutheran Church in Wilton Junction.  She received her high school diploma at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato in 1952.

 Myrna worked as a legal secretary in Davenport, Iowa and in Denver, Colorado.  Myrna was united in Holy Matrimony to Edgar Mumme on August 11, 1963, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bennett, Iowa.  They made their home in rural St. James.  She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in South Branch, where she had served as church secretary.  Myrna enjoyed sewing, quilting, scrapbooking and family history.  

  She is survived by her husband Edgar, one daughter Mary (Sam) Erdman of Eagan, four sons, Mark (Beth) Mumme of Hardwick, Minnesota, Paul (Lori) Mumme of Plainfield, Illinois, David (Glenda) Mumme and Matthew (Michele) Mumme, both of Waterville, twenty grandchildren, one brother, Marvin (Jean) Beer of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, two sisters, Donna (Lowell) Kitzmann of Bangor, Wisconsin and Barb (Allen) Webb of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Daryl Beer of Pekin, Illinois.

  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.