Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 25, at First Lutheran Church in Little Falls, with Rev. David Sperstad officiating. Burial will be at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery north of Little Falls. Visitation will be one hour prior to service on Monday.
Mary Ellen Mundahl was born May 27, 1919, in Warren County, Iowa, to John M. and Elsie (Van Patten) Wood. Following graduation from high school Mary attended Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. After she received her B.A. she taught English and business classes and coached girls’ basketball in Iowa for two years. As World War II began she moved to California where she worked at Proctor and Gamble. While in California she met John Mundahl and they married Oct. 17, 1943. At the conclusion of the war they returned to the Midwest and established a home in Little Falls, where their sons Tom and Andy were born. Mary was a homemaker for a number of years, but returned to teaching in the early 1960’s. She taught at Father Pierz Memorial and Healy High School in Pierz for nearly 20 years. Mary was an active golfer, winning the Little Falls Country Club Women’s Championship in 1963. She enjoyed playing bridge and expressed her creativity through dried flower pictures, which were shown in several juried craft fairs. Until recent years she was active in First Lutheran Church, attending worship and hosting a women’s Bible study. She loved to read and was a patron of the Little Falls Carnegie Public Library. She never missed a Minnesota Vikings or Twins game.
Mary is survived by her brother, Charles (Lenora) Wood of St. George, Utah; sons, Thomas (Anne) Mundahl of St. Paul and Andrew (Joyce) Mundahl of Minnetonka; grandchildren, Hannah (Mike) Imankulov of Minneapolis, Noah Mundahl of St. Paul and Kristian and John Harris Mundahl of Minnetonka; and her great-grandchildren, Kai and Mira Imankulov.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and several brothers and sisters.
Casketbearers will be Hannah Imankulov, Kai Imankulov, Myktybek Imankulov, John Harris Mundahl, Kristian Mundahl and Noah Mundahl.
Memorials may be given to the Carnegie Public Library or the John Mundahl Seminary Fund at First Lutheran Church.
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