Florence Mittelstaedt, 94, of Cannon Falls, died Sunday, March 31, 2013.
She was born on December 15, 1919, in Milbank, SD, to Knute and Anna Lundeen. She married Donald S. Mittelstaedt on April 10, 1944; they raised eight children. After a career at Honeywell she worked at a son's construction company until age 86. In 1988, she built a home in Eagan, later living with daughter, Karen and son-in-law Harvey in rural Cannon Falls; then Angels Care Center.
Survived by sisters Violet (Virgil) Baker, Ft. Worth, TX and Phyllis Mayer - Minnetonka; children: Donald (Vivian), Rosemount; Marcy, Bloomington; Karen (Harvey), Cannon Falls; David (Debbie), Apple Valley; Dean (Marion), Prescott; Diane Garretson, Denver; Kathleen (Daniel) Getman, Kirksville, MO; and many grand- and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by husband, Donald S.; son, Dale; sister Linnea; brothers Arthur, Erland (Al), Clifford, Francis (Bud) and Kenneth.
We're glad for her good-natured and sharp sense of humor, her devotion to and love for her faith and her family and her grace and quiet determination. We'll miss you so, Mother.
Memorial service will be Saturday, May 4, at 11 a.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 8600 Fremont Av S, Bloomington, MN.