Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 23, 2008
Luella Martha Mittag, 93, of Albert Lea died on Nov. 19, 2008 at St. John’s Lutheran Home in Albert Lea.
Luella was born on Dec. 14, 1914 to Fred and Florentina Schilling in Freeborn County. Luella was a lifetime resident of Freeborn County. She attended Schilling School No. 138 near Myrtle through the eighth grade. Luella was united in marriage to Waldemar Mittag on Dec. 14, 1938 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She was a devoted wife and mother.
Luella was a lifetime member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church where she was active in the ELCW and circle. She was also active in Mother’s Club and a charter member of the Myrtle 4-H Club where she served as key leader when her children were growing up. Luella was a quilter, making hand sewn pattern quilts for her children and grandchildren. She was her husband’s helper in woodworking. Luella enjoyed gardening, canning, pickling, baking and dancing. She always enjoyed her loyal visitors Lila Ellingson, Ruth Schilling, Ruth Thompson and Rita Seeger. She was a loving and gentle lady who will be missed by us all.
Survivors include her son, Douglas (Mary) Mittag; daughter, Shilynn, Bolingbrook, Ill.; daughter-in-law, Donna Mittag, Glenville; grandchildren, Dorenne (Mike) Hansen, their children, Heidi and fiance Sean Gaston, Alex and Logan, Glenville; Bonnie (Curt) Anding, their children, Bethany and Lindsey, West Concord; David (April) Mittag, their children, Skylar and Mariah, New London, Mo.; Brenda (Troy) Wehking, their children, Emma and Olivia of Avoca; Walker (Jennifer) Elliott, their children, Kyle and Jonathan, Woodstock, Ill.; Jessica Chaidez, and her children, Antonio, Olivia and Isaac, South Elgin, Ill.
Luella was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Waldemar; son, Bruce Mittag; sister, Lillian Schilling; and brothers, Albert (Bertha) Schilling, Verner (Wilma) Schilling and Art Schilling.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Myrtle, Minn. The Reverend Ronald Myers will officiate. Interment will be at Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. To sign the guestbook, go to www.bayviewfuneral.com.