Carmen Mundale, 1926-2014

Published 9:00 am Sunday, September 28, 2014

Funeral services for Carmen Mavis Mundale, 87, of Alden will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. Kevin A. Hercula, the Rev. Billy Ashpole and the Rev. Brynn Harms will officiate. Interment will be at the Alden Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences are welcome at

Carmen Mundale

Carmen Mundale

Carmen died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea.

Carmen Mavis Mundale was born Dec. 17, 1926, in Albert Lea, the daughter of Chris and Clara (Hovland) Mundale. Carmen grew up in Albert Lea until the age of 12, she then moved with her family to Alden where she graduated from high school.

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After graduation, Carmen attended teaching school in Wells. She taught for several years before moving to Washington, D.C., where she worked as a secretary at an insurance office and lived with her sister. Carmen later returned to Minnesota. She lived in St. Paul for many years and worked in the mail room at the St. Paul post office.

Carmen was a faithful member of Faith Alliance Church and enjoyed weekly Bible study. In April Carmen moved back to the family farm near Alden due to her failing health. Blessed be her memory.

Survivors include her sisters Phyllis K. Mundale and Bonnie L. (Bill) Ashpole, three nieces, three nephews and a great-niece.

Carmen was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Jean Mundale and Dawn (Ken) Barney; brother-in-law, Mervin Michaelson and nephew Dennis Ashpole.