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“Dear Wallace and Family, Sorry for your loss, May Mercedes rest in peace. God Bless. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Joseph DeRuvo - Madison, WI

“Dear Wallace, Duane, Jim, and Mary,I have many fond memories of Mercedes and your family from sunday dinners at our farms. You have my sympathy and...Read More »
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“Remembering your great love story today and always. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Martha (Zumdahl)Hooley - Rockford, IL

“Dear Wallace and family,I am so sorry for your loss. Mercedes will truly be missed. I have very happy memories of her deep faith, smile, kindness,...Read More »
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Mercedes M. Moellenberndt, age 97, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at Alden Estates of Jefferson. She was born on August 14, 1921 in Elizabeth, IL, and was the daughter of Otto and Mary (Huilman) Berlage. She married Wallace Moellenberndt on May 29, 1947 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Elizabeth.
Mercedes was a member of St. Anne's Council of Catholic Women. She was a woman of strong faith who could often be seen with a smile on her face. She also loved cats and crocheting. Mercedes earned her bachelor degree from Clarke College in Dubuque, IA.
Mercedes is survived by her husband Wallace of 71 years and their children, Monsignor Duane Moellenberndt of Sun Prairie, Jim (Martha) Moellenberndt of Grand Island, NE, and Mary Lange of Knoxville, TN; grandchildren Dr. Alison (Chris) Arrants of Rock Springs, WY, Meg (Bob) Trout of Grand Island, NE and Jennifer Lange of Knoxville, TN; 3 great-grandchildren Josie, James and Luca; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and 2 sisters Bernice Berlage and Marcella Ortscheid.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2019 at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church, 227 Columbus Street in Sun Prairie. Monsignor Duane Moellenberndt will preside. Burial will be at Sacred Hearts Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Sunday March 3, 2019 at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church, 227 Columbus St. in Sun Prairie from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass at the Church on Monday.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Sacred Hearts School Capital Campaign. Thank you to Dr. Greg Motl, Dr. Michael Frontiera, and to the staff and people of Sacred Hearts Church.

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