Phyllis J. Mauseth, age 92 of Austin, Minnesota, died Saturday, August 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 November 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, GA; sons, James (Donna) Mauseth of Owatonna, Steven (Becky) Mauseth of Austin, Stuart (Judy) Mauseth of Ankeny, IA, Jason (Robin) Mauseth of Lincoln, NE; nine grandchildren, Jeremy (Jacquie Deml) Mauseth, Scott (Dea) McFarland, Heidi (Jesse) Farlinger, Kelly (Brian) Kiker, Jaime (Aaron) Meyer, Amanda (Jonathan) Kinzenbaw, Emily (Tanner) Archer, Anthony (Ashley) Mauseth, and Amelia (Michael) Steck; great grandchildren, Kaleigh and Matthew McFarland, Amanda, Haley and Lawren Deml, Brooklyn Kinzenbaw, 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. She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband LeRoy on January 28, 2012; her brother Cardinal Hendrickson.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend David Simerson officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 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 www.worlein.com.