Cathy Mulder retired from Luverne Public Schools with 35 years in the lunchroom. In May when Mulder hung up her apron for the last time, co-workers hosted a little celebration in her honor in an empty cafeteria due to the coronavirus pandemic prompting students to learn from home.

Lunch lady leaves school kitchen after 35 years with Luverne district

An unexpected career change in the mid-1980s led Cathy Mulder to work 35 years in Luverne Public School lunchrooms.

In May Mulder quietly exited the elementary school kitchen, where she had spent the majority of her time preparing and serving breakfasts and lunches.

She hung her apron a final time in a silent kitchen.


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