Madeleine Ruth Naumann
Madeleine Ruth Naumann, age 92, was born to Polly (Erickson) and Olaus Markeland on June 12, 1924 in Blue Earth, MN. She was the youngest of five children. She graduated from Blue Earth School. On October 4, 1943 she married Orville (Red) Naumann and was blessed with six children.
They moved from Blue Earth to Brewster in 1955. Madeleine was the bookkeeper for Brewster Lumber Co. for 50 years. She was active in the Legion Auxiliary, Ladies Aid at First Presbyterian Church of Brewster, and a Sunday School and Release Time Teacher. Madeleine loved to sing, especially in church. She enjoyed gardening and feeding the birds. She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Madeleine crocheted each grandchild an afghan when they graduated from high school. Going to her children's and grandchildren's sporting events was a highlight in her life. Madeleine passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Fulda, MN.
Madeleine is survived by six children: Stephen Naumann (Carol), Dundee, MN, Michael Naumann (Carol) Brewster, MN, Rebecca Tennessen (Dan) Littleton, CO, James Naumann (Louise) Brewster, MN, Robert Naumann (Maureen) Omaha, NE, and Polly Stenzel (Tim) Eagle Lake, MN. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Madeleine was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Orville, two sisters and two brothers.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington MN and also one hour prior to the services at the church. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church in Brewster, MN, with Pastor Robert Bartlett officiating. Burial will be in the Hersey Cemetery near Brewster, MN.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.