Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Amanda L. Mullenbach, 29
Amanda L. Mullenbach, 29, of St. Ansgar died on May 3, 2009 at her home.
Mandy found peace on Sunday, May 3, 2009. Attending schools in St. Ansgar, Castle Rock, Washington, and Northwood, she was a graduate of St. Ansgar High School in 1998. She graduated from NIACC receiving an Associates Degree as an administrative assistant. Her dream was to be a marine biologist based on her love of the ocean when her family lived in Castle Rock, Wash., and also from her time spent at the Minnesota lake home. She enjoyed collecting shells and dolphins. She also loved animals, the outdoors and especially her dog Nieko.
For her mother Cheryl Jones, her father Charles Morse and his special friend Jere Smith, she leaves behind a deep hole that can only be filled by fond memories of their youngest daughter and by the love and prayers of family and friends.
Her sister Melissa was more than just a sister, but also a close friend. She looked up to her older brother Dan and his wife Pam. She very much loved and enjoyed spending time wither her nieces, Lexus and Aurora; her nephew Anthony; godson, Isaac Strouf and goddaughter, Jaden Lafferty. Sharing joy and laughter with her many cousins and friends, she was a ray of sunshine. Cory Mullenbach, whom she married, was close to her and she appreciated his caring and kindness.
Though young, Mandy made an impact on all who knew her, by her kindness, her generosity and her thoughtfulness.
She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Norman Strouf and Beverly Morse, and Aunt Mary Morse.
Those remaining to mourn her death are her parents; her brother, Dan and wife Pam; her sister, Melissa and friend Alex; grandmothers, Faye Strouf and Frances Morse; aunts, uncles, cousins, and numerous friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2009 at Deer Creek Lutheran Church, Carpenter, Iowa with the Reverend Lance Kittleson officiating. Burial will be in the St. Ansgar Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar. Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, St. Ansgar is in charge of arrangements.