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Muriel Vonada 1931 – 2023

Muriel M. Vonada, age 92 of Menahga, formerly of St. Louis Park, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at Providence Villa Assisted Living in Sebeka, Minnesota.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 23 at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Mark Botzet officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church.
Muriel Marcella Botz was born January 21, 1931 in Grey Eagle, Minnesota to Frederick and Rose (Bromenshenkel) Botz. She was united in marriage to Dean Vonada on July 2, 1955 at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. The couple resided in St. Louis Park where they raised their son. Muriel worked at St. Louis Park Public Schools for 29 years, retiring in 1993.
She was a member of Assumption of Our Lady Catholic Church in Menahga and the Assumption of Our Lady Church Circle. Muriel enjoyed reading and spending time with her family and friends.
Survivors include her son, David (JoAnn) Vonada of Park Rapids; 13 grandchildren and 51 great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Elaine Botz of Sauk Centre.
Muriel was preceded in death by her husband, Dean Vonada in 1992; great-grandson, Mason Vonada; brothers, Arthur, Edwin, Clarence “Tony”, Fred Jr. “Pete”, Paul, David, and Robert Botz; and sisters, Alma Saunders, Sr. Lucille Botz, Dorothy Ahrens, and Evelyn Hitt.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Sauk Centre. Online condolences may be left at

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