Mabel A. Blynn, 92

Published 11:48 am Monday, October 10, 2011

Mabel A. Blynn, 92, of Austin, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at her son’s home in Austin.

Mabel Blynn

Mabel was born Feb. 20, 1919, to Rudolph and Amanda Preuss. She was one of 12 children. Mabel married John H. Johnson on Dec. 24, 1941. They had three sons, Gordon, Johnny and Dick. They lived in Rose Creek, Minn., where Mabel owned and operated a beauty shop. Mabel and John later divorced. She then married Howard Blynn in 1962. They lived west of Austin on a farm and raised hogs and sheep.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Gordon (Richelle) Johnson, Superior, Wyo., John (Elaine) Johnson, Grand Rapids, Minn., Dick (Vicki) Johnson, Austin; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three stepchildren, Maureen Ator, Austin, Nancy Pike, Wisconsin, Eugene “Skip” Blynn, Michigan; one sister; two brothers.

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She is preceded in death by her parents; five brothers; three sisters; husband, Howard Blynn.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Marilee Benson officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mayer Funeral Home and also one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.