NEW?ULM - Madeline Rewitzer, 84, of New Ulm, died Friday, April 13, 2012, at her home in New Ulm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Father Matthew Wiering celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4 - 8 p.m. Tuesday and continue from 7:30 until 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm.
To sign the guestbook or to leave an online condolence for the family go to www.mvfh.org.
Madeline is survived by daughters, Marion Rewitzer, Doris (Dallas) Loverude, Judy (Barry) Schewe, Annabelle Albaugh all of New Ulm; Shirl (Donny) Huiras of Fairfax; sons, LeRoy Rewitzer, Melvin (Shelly) Rewitzer, and Vernon Rewitzer all of New Ulm; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; several stepgreat- and great--great grandchildren; a sister Alice Rewitzer of New Ulm; and a brother, Edward Manderfeld, Jr. of Lead, South Dakota.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herman in 1990; sons Herman Jr. and Leonard; a sister Betty Thompson; a daughter-in-law, Marlene Rewitzer; and a son-in-law, Charles Albaugh.
Madeline Ella Manderfeld, the daughter of Edward, Sr. and Elsie (Sperl) Manderfeld was born on May 19, 1927 in New Ulm. She attended school in New Ulm. On August 14, 1943 she was united in marriage to Herman Rewitzer in New Ulm. They resided on a small hobby farm west of New Ulm known as the K C road. There they resided with their ten children, growing their own vegetables and raising their own farm animals. After the flood of 1997 she made her home in New Ulm. Madeline had also worked various other jobs. She enjoyed horseback riding, hunting, trapping, fishing and mushroom hunting along with raising her pet goose known as "Poopie." Her greatest pastime was playing cards with her family, and her favorite game to play was sheephead. Madeline also loved to listen to old time music, playing her harmonica, and on nice days driving her '76 Chevy Impala. Mom, grandma, great-grandma and great-great-grandma you will be dearly missed by all of your family. You will always be with us in our thoughts and in our hearts. Blessed be her memory.