Corrine Ann Munthe, 69Corrine Ann Munthe, age 69, of Altoona, Wis., passed away peacefully on July 24 after a very long and difficult battle with mantle cell lymphoma.
Corrine Ann Munthe, age 69, of Altoona, Wis., passed away peacefully on July 24 after a very long and difficult battle with mantle cell lymphoma. Never during this time did she stop to feel sorry for herself and always she wore a brave face, being far more concerned about others worrying about her than she worried about herself.
Corrine was born on Feb. 4, 1943, the daughter of Herman and Ethel Larson of rural Star Prairie, Wis. She graduated frjournaom New Richmond High School in 1961 and was crowned New Richmond's Corn Festival Queen that same year.
Corrine first worked as a receptionist for Doughboy Industries in New Richmond until her marriage to Steve Munthe Aug. 31, 1963. The couple lived in Madison, Waunakee, Dodgeville, and the last 34 years in Altoona.
Besides being an all-of-the-time devoted mother and homemaker, she was lastly employed as dietary supervisor for the Grace Lutheran Foundation at the Syverson Home in Eau Claire. Her dietary knowledge and concern for family allowed for mostly healthy food choices; however, she was known for some of the best carrot cake ever made.
Upon retiring, Corrine and Steve divided their time between home, a cabin in Minong, Wis., and a cabin on the very edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness north of Ely, Minn.
Corrine is survived by her beloved husband, Steve, and three children: Dan (Renee) in rural Osceola, Andy in rural Elk Mound, and Sarah in Altoona; grandchildren, Brianna, Blake, Brittney, Nicole, and Alex; sisters, Carol (Bob) Willert, Cathy (Elmer) Meyer, Judy (Greg) Morrisette, Linda Geraghty; brother Alfred (Alice) Larson; and many cherished nieces and nephews.
Corrine was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Roger Larson and Mike Geraghty; and niece Bobby Jo Larson.
The family would like to thank Dr. Daniel Burns and all of the wonderful staff at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center for all of care they provided. After being first treated for cancer 14 years ago, she was able to be there for the births of three of her grandchildren and many other wonderful life events she would have otherwise missed.
Memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 415 Bridge St., Star Prairie, WI 54026, 715-248-3730. Pastor Amy Hessel will officiate. Memorial visitation will begin an hour prior to the service.
Friends may offer condolences online at www.fullerspeckienhulke.com. Fuller Speckien Hulke Funeral Home, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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