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Maver Marie Muth, 99

Maver Marie (Nash) Muth, age 99, of Delano, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at her home.

Her funeral service will take place Saturday, Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church (435 Bridge Ave. S.) in Delano, with the Rev. Paul Marggraf officiating. There will be visitation Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Interment will be at the Roselawn Memorial Park in La Salle, MI.

Casket bearers are Alex Enter, Nathan Enter, Joshua Haberkorn, Samuel Haberkorn, Daniel Kuske, and Jonah Kuske.

Honorary casket bearers are Samuel Jackson, Weston Brady, John Gholson, Zebediah Sicilia, Giuseppi Sicilia, Nicholas Sicilia, Joshua Cota, Samuel Cota, and Hanson Mcllvaine.

Memorials preferred to Mt. Olive Lutheran Church Building Fund in Delano.

Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.

Maver was born March 14, 1918, in Monroe Township, Monroe County, Michigan, the daughter of Bert and Eva Mae (Fisher) Nash.

She married Harold William Muth Oct. 23, 1937, at Zion Lutheran Church in Monroe. The Rev. Henry Zapf, pastor of the church, performed the ceremony.

Maver was baptized Oct. 19, 1937, and confirmed April 10, 1938, at Zion Lutheran Church in Monroe.

Maver was a dedicated homemaker. She was a founding member of Faith Lutheran Church in Monroe, a past president of Ladies of Faith, and chairperson of many dinners given at the church. She was also a past member of the Indian Trails Board of Trustees.

Maver served on the board for the March of Dimes, serving as Monroe County chairperson for three years in the 1970s. She served on the Red Cross Board, and was a volunteer on the blood drives. She was also a member of both the Monroe and Frenchtown Senior Citizens.

In the fall of 2012, Maver moved from her home on Indian Trails in Monroe, MI to Delano, to be near the family of her daughter, Dolores. In her new community, she once again became active in her new church home at Mt. Olive Lutheran, where she could regularly worship her Lord and Savior in church services and in Bible study groups.

Maver loved her family and seldom missed an activity. She also continued to be active in her senior living activities at the Delano Commons.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Muth, Dec. 1, 1995; her parents, Bert and Eva Mae Nash; her son-in-law, Kent Gillingham; seven brothers: Le Roy, Gerald, William, Serge, Raymond, James and Harold; a sister, Helen Walker; and three grandchildren, Kevin Gillingham, Brian Muth, and Jason Sprinkle.

Maver is survived by her loving family: three sons: William H. (Susan) Muth of Scottsdale, AZ, Robert J. (special friend Tanya) Muth of Springdale, WA, and Thomas E. (Sharon) Muth of East Hardwick, VT; two daughters: Janet M. Gillingham of Long Beach, MS, and Dolores M. (Larry) Enter of Watertown; and 14 grandchildren: David Muth, Heather (Oliver) Young, Mark (Amy) Enter, Sara Muth, Greg (Sonja) Gillingham, Kristyn (Richard) Haberkorn, Michelle (Mark) Kuske, Shannon Sicilia, Renee (Leo) Cota, Heidi (Tim) Jackson, Jennifer (Mike) Arps, Gwendolyn (Jim) Mcllvaine, Amy (Matt) Sauer, and Chantae Muth.

She is further survived by 36 great-grandchildren: Kyle (Jorge) Ruelas, John Gholson, Alex, Nathan, Grace, and Sophia Enter, Joshua, Samuel and Matthew Haberkorn, Daniel, Jessica, Kaity and Jonah Kuske, Kayla Schwarz, Zebediah Giuseppi, Nicholas and Rachel Sicilia, Joshua, Samuel and Kate Cota, Samuel, Darby, Hans, Jonathan, Evan and Erik Jackson, Elise, Evan and Nora Arps, Hanson, Kailey, Blythe and Kent Mcllvaine, Lorelei and Weston Brady, Aiden and Noah Gergen, and Tate Sauer; and two great-great-grandchildren: Belle and Dolores Kuske; as well as other relatives and friends.

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