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Sally Mudge

August 18, 1926 — November 19, 2017

Sally Mudge

Sally H. Mudge, age 91, of Battle Lake, died peacefully on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at Alex Assisted Living.

A celebration of life will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 11, 2017, at the Battle Lake Alliance Church with Rev. Derek Mansker officiating.  Music is provided by pianist, Joyce Herbranson and vocalist, Lauren May.  Burial will take place at Wadena Cemetery.  Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church.

Sally Howe Mudge was born on August 18, 1926, to William and Marie (Northfoss) Miner in Wadena.  Sally attended Washburn High School in Minneapolis, graduating with the class of 1945.  On May 28, 1947, she married Ceylon Arthur Mudge, her junior high school sweetheart.  In 1952, they built a home in Golden Valley, where they raised their children and lived until 1992.  Sally and Art both enjoyed ballroom dancing, and were members of the Aqua Gliders Dance Club for over 30 years. Sally was a gifted porcelain artist, exhibiting and teaching for the Minnesota Porcelain Art Guild and the International Porcelain Artists and Teachers, Inc. She always enjoyed many outdoors activities such as hunting, fishing, and skiing. Her grandparents’ cabin on Blanche Lake was always her favorite summer place, and became the year-round residence in 1992, after Art retired and remodeled it. Sally continued her painting, lake life and spending winters in Arizona with her husband until his death March 1, 2008.  She resided at Lakeview Assisted Living and Good Samaritan in Battle Lake until moving to Alexandria in the summer of 2017.

Sally was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Art; and sisters, Rachel Davis of Denver, Colorado and Betty Aughenbaugh of Battle Lake.  She is survived by her son, Richard (Madonna) Mudge of Ft. Pierce, Florida; daughter, Jackie (Steve) Henning of Evansville; sister, Mary Bremond Carson of Tucson, Arizona; four granddaughters, Schuyler (Jay) Thoman of Seattle, Washington, McKenzie (Kevin Pietrzak) Mudge of Ft. Pierce, Florida, Lauren May of Culver City, California, and Leah Henning of Woodbury; two great-grandsons, Henry and Jasper; along with many nieces and nephews.

Urnbearers are John Bremond, Bill Davis, Steve Henning and Brian Fitzgerald.

Sally’s family asks that memorials be sent to Glendalough Park Partners, P.O. Box 901, Battle Lake, MN 56515.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Glendalough Park Partners
P.O. Box 901, Battle Lake MN 56515



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