MURIEL E. SANDERS

M. SANDERS webMuriel E. Sanders of Ogilvie, died Saturday December 12 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. She was 80 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 17th at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brunswick, MN.

VISITATION will be from 5:00-7:00 PM on Wednesday, December 16 at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home, plus one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church.

Muriel Elizabeth Sanders was born August 9, 1929 at home in Fullerton, North Dakota to Bernard and Olga (Larson) Youngquist. She was the oldest of six children. As a child of ten years old the family moved to the Ogilvie area and settled into a farm in Brunswick, Minnesota. She attended Mora High School and graduated in 1947 as salutatorian.

She moved to Minneapolis and attended Lutheran Bible Institute where she earned a two year degree. Muriel met her soul mate, Irvin Sanders, and they married on April 3, 1954 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brunswick. To this union two children were born. They lived in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota where they raised their family. Muriel retired from Target Corporation and the couple moved to Brunswick for the remainder of her retirement. Muriel and Irvin were happily married for 56 years.

Muriel was active in W.E.L.C.A. and very involved with Immanuel Lutheran Church activities. She also volunteered at various community organizations. Her hobbies included gardening, crocheting, quilting, and providing her family with many good meals. She loved traveling and camping with her family. She put God first in her life but also loved her husband, her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed family gatherings and holidays. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Muriel is survived by her husband Irvin of Mora; son John of Mora; daughter Ann Sanders (Mark Hembre) of Maple Grove; grandchildren Michael and Stephanie Biondo; brothers Dan Youngquist of Lanesboro, MN, Robert (Donna) Youngquist of Mora; sisters Della Gunard of Roseville, Julia Frahm of Melborne. FL, and Martha (Bill) Gotfredson of Mora; plus many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service was held on Thursday, December 17 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brunswick, MN. Rev. Lori Blake officiated. Music was provided by Deb. Menze and Misty Nelson. Inurnment will be at a later date at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

2 guestbook entries for MURIEL E. SANDERS

  1. Kristine Blackwood January 2, 2010 at 7:00 pm #

    Dear Irvin, John, Ann, and families,
    I was so terribly sorry to hear of Muriel’s passing, and my heart goes out to you. I just got the sad news from Muriel’s cousins Helen (Youngquist) Schmidt, who heard from Ed Youngquist. Muriel was my mom’s (Ethel Youngquist) maid of honor at her wedding back in 1950, when she married my dad, George Blackwood. I met Muriel at the memorial service for her cousin/my aunt Mary at Sillerud, and thought she was so charming, I wished that I had gotten to know my mom’s cousins and their families, and knew immediately that I’d like them. I hope you take comfort from the happiness that you shared with her, and that she is in the Lord’s loving embrace now.

  2. Helen Schmidt January 2, 2010 at 7:02 pm #

    I was so very saddened to hear about cousin Muriel’s passing. On December 26th, Dave, Doris and I called brother Ed and Rose Nell to wish them a Merry Christmas, while we were vacationing together in Hawaii. He mentioned to us her death, and we were so sorry to hear the bad news.

    Muriel was always so very special, and I recall her being the Maid of Honor in sister Ethel’s wedding, when our Dad, I think Esther, for sure Daniel and Muriel, drove to Boston, for Ethel and George’s wedding, in 1950. I also recall all the great things Muriel did for our Youngquist reunions, as the Historian, who took over after Aunt Martha gave up the job. Muriel always had such a wonderful, soft smile, and kind heart. She also was such a smart lady, who, as I recall, was an executive secretary at Target Corporation for many years. She will be missed by us all, and I wish to extend my sincere condolences to Irvin and her immediate family, as well as her sisters and brothers.

    With sympathy and prayers,
    Helen Schmidt
    Helenesss@aol.com

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