Madelyn Mulloy made Mobridge her home
Mass of Christian Burial for Madelyn Margaret Mulloy, 79, of Mobridge, was held Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mobridge, with Reverend Bill Hamak and Reverend Mike Mulloy (Madelyn’s nephew) officiating.
Music was provided by the St. Joseph’s church choir; Marge Mertz, organist and Jan Scherr, soloist.
Burial followed at Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout Family Funeral Home of Mobridge.
Casket bearers were Jon Mulloy, Kevin Mulloy, Clete Mulloy, Brian Borgstadt, Christopher Borgstadt and Matt Mulloy.
Madelyn died Oct. 30, 2012, at Sanford Medical Center in Bismarck, N.D.
Madelyn (Scherr) Mulloy was born in Firesteel, on Oct. 11, 1933, to Frank and Mary (Bornong) Scherr. She attended school in Firesteel until the fourth grade (1942) when the family moved to Mobridge. She graduated from Mobridge High School in 1951.
Madelyn worked at the First National Bank in Lemmon and then the Mobridge Tribune as society editor. She met Cletus Mulloy in November of 1950 and they were married on July 7, 1952, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mobridge. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in July.
The couple lived in various places because of Cletus’ employment in construction until 1959, when they moved back to Mobridge. Madelyn spent the rest of her adult life in Mobridge. While raising five children in Mobridge, Madelyn began working at Mobridge Livestock Auction and Federal Land Bank. In 1974, she began working for the U.S. Postal Service in Mobridge until her retirement in 1994. During her recent illness, she was still able to accurately quote zip codes for any town in South Dakota and many in North Dakota.
Madelyn had close friends that formed a bridge club for frequent card games. She spent a great deal of time quilting, which she enjoyed immensely, and was a member of the River Rippers Quilt Guild. She was proud of the many intricate quilts she made. Madelyn was also an avid reader. During the past two years her life was brightened by her two Havanese puppies, Molly and Maggie.
Madelyn was preceded in death by her son, Timothy, her parents, Frank and Mary Scherr, and her brother, Richard Scherr.
She is survived by her husband, Cletus; children, Jon (Vicky) and Kevin of Sioux Falls, Mary Lisa (Brian) Borgstadt of Covington, Wash., and Cletus (Kara) of Lincoln, Neb. Surviving grandchildren include Cassie Green, Matthew Mulloy, Christopher and Mary Beth Borgstadt, Katrina, Tate and Julia Mulloy and Ryan Gandelman, along with five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Frank Scherr and sister Marilyn “Sis” Asmussen.
Contributions in Madelyn’s name may be made to the Mobridge Education Foundation, A.H Brown Public Library or the charity of one’s choice.