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Loretta C. Mithuen — Austin

AUSTIN — The funeral for Loretta C. Mithuen will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Austin, with the Rev. Glenn Monson officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin.

Mrs. Mithuen, 86, of Austin, died Tuesday (May 20, 2008) at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Loretta Charlotte Mutch was born Nov. 6, 1921, in Mankato, Minn. She graduated from Mankato High School and married Irvin T. Mithuen on Nov. 17, 1942, in Denver. She worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Raymond Anderson in Austin for many years and was later employed as a teacher’s aide at Austin High School.

Mrs. Mithuen was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, traveling, playing cards, knitting and crocheting.


She is survived by four children, Jerry (Joyce) Mithuen of Eden Prairie, Minn., Steven (Ruth) Mithuen of Castle Rock, Colo., Judy Stern of Rochester and Robert (Kelly) Mithuen of Austin; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, her twin Lora (Al) Homer of Gardenerville, Nev., Shirley Bradshaw of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Marjorie (Allen) Mollenhauer of LeSueur, Minn.; and a brother, Walter (Jerri) Mutch of St. Peter, Minn. She was preceded in death by her husband, in 1992, and two brothers, Robert and Gordon Mutch.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary in Austin, and an hour before the service Friday at the church.

The family prefers memorials.

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