Phyllis  Mitzner

Phyllis Muriel Mitzner

Wednesday, July 1st, 1942 - Friday, September 18th, 2020
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Phyllis passed away at her home farm under hospice care and surrounded by her loving family on Friday, September 18, 2020. She courageously fought ovarian cancer for over three and half years, showing strength and enduring faith.

Phyllis was born to Clarence and Irene (Bedow) Jeske in Springfield, MN, on July 1, 1942. When she was six years old, the family moved to a farm west of Balaton, MN. Her father passed away when she was eleven years old. This instilled a hard work ethic in her while she helped her mother on the farm. She continued this hard work ethic throughout her life.

Phyllis married Dean Mitzner on July 26, 1967, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. She was a hardworking homemaker that helped her husband, Dean, with the farm. The couple raised six children while also doing things she was passionate about throughout her life. She raised, trained, and showed Morgan horses and she won many ribbons and trophies. Phyllis was a gifted artist and created beautiful artwork, stained glass, and various crafts. She had beautiful and bountiful flower and vegetable gardens for years. She had a gift with growing orchids as well. Phyllis also was a talented baker with wedding cakes, desserts and homemade bread.

Phyllis went to school in Balaton, MN. Outside of her home and farm work, Dean and Phyllis had an insurance business for many years. Phyllis also worked as a security guard at the Minnesota Corn Processers until she retired. She was active in her church as a member of Ladies Aide. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, the Balaton Historical Society and the MN Orchid Society. Phyllis loved to attend her children and grandchildren’s activities throughout the years and went to many recitals, concerts, confirmations and graduations.

Phyllis is survived by her husband, Dean, and six children: Kelley (and Terry) Schallert of Lacrosse, WI, Kraig (and Jody) Mitzner of Silverdale, WA, Karen (and Randy) Mitzner of Burnsville, MN, Jon Mitzner of Balaton, MN, Kay Mitzner of Burnsville, Joy (and Eric) McKenzie of Sartell, MN. She has 11 grandchildren: Tiffany (and Danny) Martinez, Stephanie, Courtney and Stephen Schallert; Stephen (and Kristina) Mitzner and Chelsey (and Tony) Scotti: Katherine, Kirk and Nicole Mitzner, Amelia and Matthew McKenzie. She has three great-grandchildren: Skye and Noah Scotti, Lilah Mitzner. Also survived by her sisters Geraldine Shaikoski of Fairmont, MN and Vivian “Pat” Johnson of Balaton, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Mildred “Millie”.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    St. Peter's Lutheran Church
    Social Distancing Requirements in effect
  • Service

    Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 3:00pm
    St. Peter's Lutheran Church
    The service will be recorded and broadcast on this website
    Pastor Eugene Andrus
  • Interment

    St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery


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Gloria Arndt

Posted at 03:53pm
My sympathy to Dean, the Mitzner 'kids' and grandkids for the loss of wife, Mom and Grandma. Praise to God for sending His Son Jesus providing Phyllis Eternal LIfe, - this was her confidence. may that knowledge comfort you.. It was a pleasure to work with Phyllis at St. Peter's - her good food at gatherings, her voice singing in choir, her beautiful stained glass work hung in the entryway. She met compliments with Christian humbleness and always spoke well of everyone... She will be missed but will forever be in all our memories.

Love, Carrie & Garrett Twedt

Posted at 08:43pm
In celebration and memory of a beautiful woman who brought joy and care for all living things. With deepest sympathy.
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