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Marlys V. Brandel

Marlys V. Brandel, age 90, of New Ulm, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2022, at her home in New Ulm.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery. The Christian Mothers will be praying the Rosary 4 p.m. at the Cathedral on Tuesday.

Visitation will be from 9-10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Homes – NORTH Chapel.

To leave an online condolence for her family or to sign the guest book, go to: mvfh.org.

Marlys is survived by her daughters, Gail (Gregg) Menk of Eagan, Cheryl (Mark) Senske of Winthrop, and Lori (Joe) Achman of New Ulm; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Martha Schugel of New Ulm; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold Brandel (2011); son, Larry Brandel (2008); brother, Leo F. Schugel; sister, Geraldine (Delbert) Fischer; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Herbert and Lucille Oarth, Vincent and Lucille Brandel, and Jerome Brandel; nephew, Alan Brandel; and niece, Debra Wieland.

Marlys Veronica Schugel was born Feb. 12, 1932, to Leo and Elizabeth (Arnoldi) Schugel in New Ulm. She graduated from Holy Trinity Catholic School in New Ulm. Marlys was united in marriage to Harold Brandel on Feb. 19, 1952, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in New Ulm. After marriage they farmed in Milford Township and Cottonwood Township. They moved to New Ulm in 1962, when Marlys was employed at Holm Industries for 33 years until she retired in 1997. She was a member of the St. Elizabeth Society, Christian Mothers and Cathedral of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Marlys enjoyed sewing, embroidering, quilt making and other crafts, but above all else she loved to spend time with her family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Blessed be her memory.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, New Ulm Area Catholic Schools or donor’s choice.

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