Luella Griebel

Luella Griebel

SLEEPY EYE — Luella Griebel, 92, of Sleepy Eye died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 at the Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Searles with Father Garrett Ahlers celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Sunday and 8:30-10 a.m. Monday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home, NORTH CHAPEL, in New Ulm. The Christian Mother’s Society will pray the rosary at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Cathedral. To leave an online condolence for the family or to sign the guest book go to www.mvfh.org.

Luella is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Liz Brandt of Otsego, Barb and Rich Hardy of Lakeville, Nancy and Joe Larsen of Burnsville, Ellen and Tom Fleming of Woodbury; sons and daughter-in-law, Jim and Judy Griebel of New Ulm, Bernie Griebel of New Ulm; grandchildren, Jenny (Mitch), Jessie, Jill, Joe, D.J., Maddie, Gabby; great-grandchildren, Levi, Elliot, and Matthias; sister, Clarissa Wickenhauser of Waconia and sisters-in-law, Violet Griebel of Bloomington and Muriel Wickenhauser of Waconia.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph in 2010, son-in-law, Steve Brandt; sisters, Marcella, Ruth, Mildred; and brother, Clarence.

Luella Gertrude Wickenhauser was born on April 28, 1927 in Cologne to William and Elizabeth (Tellers) Wickenhauser. Luella was united in marriage to Joseph Griebel on June 16, 1956 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Mankato. They farmed in Cottonwood Township, Brown County and moved to Sleepy Eye in 2007. Luella worked at 3M in New Ulm for 20 years. She enjoyed cooking, baking, vegetable gardening, playing cards and bingo, and spending time with her family. Helping and volunteering were very important to her. Luella was a member of the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Searles, and the Christian Mother’s Society.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to Divine Providence Community Home, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, and New Ulm Area Catholic Schools.