COLETTE RITA MULLENMASTER, age 80 of Plainview, passed away on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at the Green Prairie Rehabilitation Center in Plainview.
Born in Owatonna on October 31, 1940, Colette was the daughter of Leo Cyril Mullenmaster and Creta Irene (Lonergan) Mullenmaster. Growing up she attended District 19 country school before graduating from Medford High School. She then continued her education at the College of St. Teresa in Winona, where she earned a teaching degree. Colette devoted much of her life to her calling as a teacher, and positively impacted many lives over the years. Following her retirement, Colette was blessed to marry Elizabeth Ann Flanary on October 29, 2013 in St. Paul. She enjoyed reading, writing, singing, telling stories, watching football, and riding horses.
Colette is survived by her wife, Elizabeth Flanary; her siblings, Ann Marie (David E.) Zak, Bill (Sandy) Mullenmaster, Candace (Jim) Cole, Coleen (Steve) Wilker, Elaine (Lloyd Heim) Mullenmaster, Greg (Joyce) Mullenmaster, Monica (Tim) Nelson, Thomas (Laurie) Mullenmaster, Brian (Brenda) Mullenmaster, Maurice (Terrie) Mullenmaster, and Scott (Bea) Mullenmaster; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Mary Schweisthal; and brothers, Larry, Mark, and Leo Mullenmaster.
A private family gathering will be held at Corpus Christi church in Deerfield township, with interment to follow at Corpus Christi Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be collected by Colette’s family to disperse according to their wishes.