Phyllis J. Mauseth, 92

Published 10:44 am Monday, August 17, 2015

Phyllis J. Mauseth, 92, of Austin, Minnesota, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home in Austin.



Phyllis Jeanette was born on April 7, 1923, in Cherry Grove, Minnesota, to Julius and Eva (Vrieze) Hendrickson. She graduated from Wykoff High School in Wykoff, Minnesota, and continued her studies at Mankato Commercial College. She was united in marriage to H. LeRoy Mauseth on Nov. 20, 1945, at Cherry Grove United Methodist Church in Cherry Grove, Minnesota. Phyllis and Harold raised their family and resided in Austin their entire married life. Phyllis was employed at Home Federal as a bookkeeper and secretary. When not working, Phyllis loved working in her garden, and canning. For over 40 years Phyllis was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Austin, where she held various offices, worked with the women’s group, served as a soloist and choir member, and was a faithful volunteer where needed.

Survivors include her daughter, Paulette (Larry) McFarland of Gillsville, Georgia; sons: James (Donna) Mauseth of Owatonna, Steven (Becky) Mauseth of Austin, Stuart (Judy) Mauseth of Ankeny, Iowa, Jason (Robin) Mauseth of Lincoln, Nebraska; nine grandchildren: Jeremy (Jackie Deml) Mauseth, Scott (Dea) McFarland, Heidi (Jesse) Farlinger, Kelly (Brian)  Kiker, Jaime (Aaron) Meyer, Amanda (Jonathan) Kinzebow, Emily (Tanner) Archer, Anthony (Ashley) Mauseth, and Amelia (Michael) Steck; great-grandchildren: Kaleigh and Matthew McFarland, Amanda, Haley and Lawren Deml, Brooklyn Kinzebow, Nadia, Jayda and Titus Archer, Isaiah Mauseth, Johnathan, Sophia and Ruby Kvam, Kiara, Kristian and Jaeger Farlinger, Jake and Kate Kiker, Josephine Meyer, and Christian Steck; several nieces and nephews.

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She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband LeRoy on Jan. 28, 2012; her brother Cardinal Hendrickson.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Simerson officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday afternoon from 1 p.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery in Austin. The family prefers that memorials be directed to the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Austin, or donor’s choice. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at