Passed away February 5, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, Wayne; parents; sister, Laura; and brother, Clinton. She is survived by her son, Tom (Betty); granddaughter, Michelle (Dean); great-grandchildren, Mikayla and Brock Gratz. She graduated from Mankato State University with a teaching degree in English. She was in graduate school at the University of Minnesota pursuing a master's degree. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Mankato.