Shirley Mollberg

Shirley Ann Mollberg, 89, Luverne, died Friday, April 6, 2018, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage.

A funeral Mass was Wednesday, April 11, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. Burial was in the St. Catherine Cemetery in Luverne.

Shirley Marthaler was born May 15, 1928, to John and Dorothy (Woeste) Marthaler in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. In 1941 Shirley moved with her family to Brooten, where she later graduated from high school. After graduation she moved to Luverne and began working at the Rock County Bank.

Shirley married Arnie Mollberg on May 12, 1948, at St. Donates Catholic Church in Brooten. The couple lived in Luverne before moving to Centerville, South Dakota, in 1952. In 1955 they moved back to Luverne. She returned to work after her children were in school and worked at First National Bank, Frakes Water Treatment, Nelson Department Store and the Rock Vet Clinic for 16 years before retiring in 1990.

She was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne, the LCCW, charter Eucharistic Adorer, past member of the Luverne Country Club, and the Sewing Club. Shirley enjoyed EWTN daily rosary and Mass, reading, knitting and crocheting, dancing at the VFW, all sporting events (in person or on the radio), get-togethers with friends, and spending time at the cabin on Lake Sarah. She was known for her potato salad and potato sausage.

Shirley is survived by five children, Diane (Terry) Gonnerman, Luverne, David (Linda) Mollberg, Luverne, Mary (Terry) McDowell, Brandon, South Dakota, Tom (Carol) Mollberg, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Linda (Jon) Rust, Rock Rapids, Iowa; a son-in-law, Jeff McClure, Brandon; 14 grandchildren, Amy (Mark) Overgaard, Mike (Paula) Gonnerman, Heather (Shane) Roberts, Amber (Tim) Walgrave, Jon (Amy) Mollberg, Jodie (Scott) Swain, Jason McDowell, Nicole (Chris) Miner, Erin (Casey) Helbling, Tanner (Cassie) McClure, Marcus Mollberg, Theresa Rust, Andy (Amanda) Rust, and Alex Rust; 32 great-grandchildren; a brother, Jack (Liz) Marthaler, Valley City, North Dakota; and a sister-in-law, Marge Marthaler, Burnsville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arnie, on Nov. 8, 2003; a daughter, Barb McClure, on April 26, 2004; an infant grandson, Christopher McClure; and a brother, Vernon Marthaler.

Arrangements were provided by Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne, www.dingmannandsons.com.

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