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Ida Muecke, 94

Ida Sylvia Muecke, 94, died October 31, 2013 at Bethany Home in Alexandria.

Ida was born the second to the youngest of 15 siblings on May 4, 1919 in Moe Township, Douglas County, to Carl and Anna (Olson) Pipo. She grew up on the family farm and attended country school in Moe Township.

Ida was united in marriage in July 1945 to Virgil Muecke at West Moe Lutheran Church. They moved to a small farm near Brandon for a few years before they bought a farm. Ida worked on the farm with Virgil, milking cows and driving tractor and taking care of the home and children.

Ida was very involved at West Moe Lutheran Church with ladies aid, singing in the choir, Sunday school and being the secretary and treasurer. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, cooking and baking. She brought many of her breads, pies and canned goods to the county fair.

She is survived by her daughters, Valerie (Robert) Lundsted of Grand Rapids, Rosanne Thompson of White Bear Lake, and Sherry Thompson of Alexandria; grandchildren, Lyle (Nikki) Lundsted, Andy Lundsted, Neil Lundsted, Chad (Jenelle) Thompson, Shawna (Joseph) Nelson, Craig Thompson, Cory Thompson; great-grandchildren, Annika and Britta Thompson, Logan, Brandy and Kylie Lundsted, Ethan Lundsted, Skyly Thompson, Ayden Hultmann and Jeremy Nelson; great-great-grandchildren, Alexis and Jackson Bourasa; and many nieces and nephews.

Ida was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Anna; husband, Virgil; infant son; four brothers and 10 sisters.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, November 5 at West Moe Lutheran Church in Moe Township with Sarah Evenson officiating. Music was provided by organist, Barb Gulbranson and soloist, Tara Bitzan. Interment was held at West Moe Lutheran Church Cemetery. Casket bearers were Idas grandsons and honorary casket bearers were Idas granddaughter and great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria;