Arlys Mumm, age 84 of Montevideo, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at the Chippewa County Montevideo Hospital in Montevideo, Minnesota.

Visitation for Arlys Mumm will be on Thursday, November 28, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Benson, MN. Visitation will continue Friday, November 29, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Benson, MN.

Funeral services for Arlys LaPearl Mumm will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 29th at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Benson, MN. Interment will be in Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery in Horton Township, Stevens County.

Arlys LaPearl (Mitchell) Mumm was born February 28, 1935, in Rock Township, Pipestone County, MN, to Frank Evans Mitchell and Harriet Rachel (Cooley) Mitchell.  She was baptized October 2, 1938, at the First Presbyterian Church in Holland, MN.  She attended rural District #7 for grade school and then attended the West Central Agriculture School and graduated from High School in 1952.  She was confirmed into Christian Faith on May 28, 1953, at Horton, Zion Lutheran Church, rural congregation close to Hancock that the Mumm families had attended for many years.

On August 30, 1952, she was married to Walter Adolph Mumm and began their life together as a farm couple which became their life vocation.  They farmed for 39 years in Fairfield Township, Swift County and then moved to Montevideo, MN, where they continued to farm until 1992 when they retired.  They lived and worked in Las Vegas, NV, for several years in the winter in a furniture store owned by their son.  They always returned to Minnesota for the summer until 2007 when they returned to live in Minnesota full time.  They lived in rural Montevideo, building a home on the farm to enjoy their retirement, traveling and spending time with family

Arlys worked as a farm homemaker throughout her life and in her early years she was an active worker in the church filling roles as Sunday School teacher, VBS leader and 4-H leader.  She was also active in Woman’s Guild, Altar Guild and Lutheran Women’s Missionary League at the various LCMS Churches that the couple were members of throughout their life together.  These included Horton Lutheran Church, Fairfield Lutheran Church of Swift County, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Montevideo, First Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Las Vegas, Nevada and St. Mark’s Lutheran Church of Benson.  Arlys liked to garden and enjoyed the outdoors, camping and fishing.  She enjoyed quilting, scrapbooking, writing, reading, and time with family.

Together with her husband Walter, they raised six children, Jeffrey Walter born 1953, Jerry Allen born 1956, John Merton born 1959, Kenneth Dean born 1962, Sandra Lynn born 1965 and Karalyn Kay born 1972. She enjoyed farm life, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by Husband: Walter Mumm of Montevideo, MN.  sons: Jeff of Newport, MN, John of Hancock, MN,  Ken of Cancun, Mexico; daughters Sandy of Minneapolis, MN, and Karalyn of Reno, Nevada,  twenty-one grandchildren; thirty-five great grandchildren; and brother: Leonard Mitchell of Sioux Falls, SD.

She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings: Adeline, Marjorie, Eleanor, Keith, Arlene, Eugene, Lois, Vernon, and Sharon;  son: Jerry Alan in 1995; and great granddaughter: Hannah Golden in 2002.

Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson, MN.


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