Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Kenneth Frances Mudra, 80, of Glenville, died Sunday morning, Nov. 9, 2008, at his home.
He was born Jan. 17, 1928, to Alfred Emil and Marie Louise (Hansen) Mudra in Austin. Raised on the Mudra family farm, Kenneth attended a rural London elementary school and graduated from Lyle High School in 1945. He lived and worked on the home farm his entire life with the exception of his military service.
On Jan. 23, 1954, Kenneth was united in marriage to Marjorie Ann Bringsjord at First United Methodist Church in Austin. He served his country honorably in the Army from November, 1954 until August of 1956. After his discharge, he became a lifetime member of the Lyle American Legion. Kenneth loved his home and firmly believed it was important to help family and community. For many years he volunteered his time to the London Fire Department. He also served on the London Cemetery Board, participated in London Conservation Club and was a longtime member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Myrtle. He was always proud of his children and grandchildren and attended many school sports games, band concerts and music recitals as work on the farm permitted.
Survivors include his wife, Marge of Glenville; a son, Alfred Anthony “Tony” (Denice) Mudra of Glenville; a daughter, Ann Marie (Gary) Korbel of Prior Lake; six grandchildren, Jennifer Mudra, Laura (Ryang) Kim, Louise Mudra, John Mudra, Helen Korbel and Kendra Korbel; and sister-in-law, Arlene Hueman. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister, Mavis and a brother-in-law, James Hueman.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Myrtle with the Revs. Ronald Myers and Lydia Mittag officiating. Visitation is from 4 to 8 Wednesday at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and at the church one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Interment is at London Cemetery with military rites by Lyle American Legion Post 105. Memorials are preferred to the donor’s choice.