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Obituary for Doris E. Mulert


This news story was published on November 21, 2018.
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Doris E. Mulert

Doris E. Mulert, 95, of Mason City, passed away Monday, November 19, 2018 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, November 21st at Epiphany Parish St. Joseph Catholic Church, 302 5th St. S.E. in Mason City with Rev. Neil Manternach as celebrant. Burial will be at Elmwood – St. Joseph Cemetery in Mason City.

Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to services. Arrangements are with Major Erickson Funeral Home and Crematory in Mason City.

Doris Elaine Mulert, the daughter of Jens and Emma (Madson) Mikkelson, was born April 28, 1923 at Britt. She attended rural school through the 8th grade and graduated from Crystal Lake High School and from Hamilton Business College in Mason City. Doris was employed as a secretary in the State Treasurer’s Office in Des Moines prior to her marriage to Vincent Mulert on January 11, 1944 in Shreveport, Louisiana, where Vincent was currently training to be sent abroad during World War II. Upon her husband’s medical discharge from combat service in 1945, the couple moved to Mason City. There she was employed as a legal secretary for local attorneys and later as the head office assistant in the Cerro Gordo County Extension Service until her retirement in 1981. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Doris is survived by her daughter, Diane (Robert) Yoshitomi of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; son, William (Carolyn) Mulert of Cincinnati, OH; a son-in-law, Ronald Phelps of Webster City; four grandchildren, Brooke (Ben) Logan of Clinton, Michael Phelps of Prole, IA and Alison (Leland) Fecher of Clemson, SC and Eliza Mulert of New York, NY; two great grandchildren, Rachel and Aaron Logan of Clinton; a brother, Merle (Bonnie) Mikkelson of Mason City; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Vincent; daughter, Sheila Phelps; sister, June; brother, Melvin; three sisters-in-law, Lavonne Peterson, Virginia Mulert and Gloria Mikkelson; and four brothers-in-law, Rev. Donovan Mulert, Joe Peck, Marwood Mulert and Royden Peterson.

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