Muriel D. Ondov, 89, of Austin, died Friday, May 30, 2014, with her entire family at her side at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Rochester-Saint Marys Campus. She was one of five children.
Muriel D. Kvitrud was born Jan. 31, 1925, in St. Paul, to Robert and Carrie (Herdahl) Kvitrud. She attended South High School in Minneapolis. World War II began, and Muriel voluntarily joined the Nurses Cadet Corps in 1943 and served for a brief time. She also worked in a war defense plant assembling carburetors, resigning in the fall of 1947. Muriel attended Abbott Northwestern Nursing School in Minneapolis and received her nursing degree in 1947. On Sept. 15, 1951, Muriel married Raymond B. Ondov. God blessed them with three wonderful children: Charles, Rebecca and Julie. Following Ray's graduation from the University of Minnesota
Law School in June 1954, the couple moved to Austin where they continued to live. Muriel worked as an Austin Public Schools nurse for several years until their first child was born. A strong supporter of her hometown of Austin and her church, Muriel deeply loved her God, her husband and children and each of their families.
Survivors include her husband, Raymond Ondov, of Austin; her children, Charles R. (Cindy) Ondov, of Missoula, Mont., Rebecca E. Ondov, of Hamilton, Mont., and Julie A. (Michael J.) Gutz, of Bemidji. Muriel was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Carrie Kvitrud; and her brothers, Lawrence Kvitrud and Lowell Kvitrud.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. June 3, 2014, at Faith Evangelical Free Church in Austin, with the Rev. Mike Sager officiating. Friends and relatives may gather at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin from 4 to 7 p.m. June 2 and one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Private interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers that memorials be directed to Faith Evangelical Free Church, 1800 12th St. S.W., Austin, MN 55912. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at worlein.com