Anne Ellen Mrotz

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Anne Ellen (Glady) Mrotz, age 77 of Mankato, died Monday August 12, 2019 from complications of Leiomyosaroma Cancer.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 16, 2019 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Mankato. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Mankato. Visitation will be held from 5 - 7 p.m., Thursday at Mankato Mortuary and continue one hour before the service at the church on Friday. Memorials may be given to Leiomyosarcoma Research at Mayo Clinic or South Central College Scholarship Fund.
Anne Ellen Mrotz was born April 28, 1942 to Paul and Elda Stella (Johnston) Glady at Wykoff, Minnesota.
Anne attended The College of St. Teresa, Winona, MN from 1960-62. The University of Minnesota, 1962-1965 graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics Education. Anne completed her Master's degree in Home Economics and Higher Education at Mankato State University in 1976.
Anne was united in marriage with Dave Mrotz, April 15, 1972 in Wykoff, MN. Anne was a lifelong educator, teaching home economics classes to middle, high school and college students in various schools throughout Minnesota in her earlier years. She was hired in 1989 at Mankato Vocational Technical College, where she taught in the Custom Training Department for 17 years, until her retirement in December 2007.
She and her husband Dave spent winters in Florida, at their condominium in Sebring Florida, playing golf, going for walks, exploring different parts of Florida, and developing many friendships with people in their community. Dave and Anne had several wonderful extended trips to South America, Europe, and Asia. Anne and Dave also enjoyed taking road trips throughout the United States, driving to Florida and Portland, OR every year.
Anne and her family enjoyed travel, going to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, and taking road trips throughout the USA. Many great memories were made on those trips.
She viewed her cancer journey as "going on an adventure" often stating she still had "things to teach and people to torment" as a mantra to keep going, in addition to the encouragement from her husband and family to keep fighting she received great support from friends in her weekly knitting group. Her grandchildren have always been such a blessing and joy in her life, she loved watching them learn and grow and took great pride in them.
Anne is survived by her husband, David of Mankato; three children, Michael (Carin) Mrotz of Minneapolis, Sarah Mrotz (Ross Jonak) of Portland, OR, Thomas Mrotz of Minneapolis, MN; three grandchildren, Henry, Miriam, and Etta; brother, John (JoAnn) Glady of Wykoff, MN; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Preceded in death by her parents.
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James Mrotz
Aug 15, 2019
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Marie Sprengeler
Aug 14, 2019
I was privileged to know Ann through cutting her hair. We had many fine conversations. She never complained about her illness and was always positive. She wanted to do as much as possible before she couldn’t. She was proud her family.
So sorry I didn’t get to see her again this spring. So sorry for your loss. I will miss her.
Diane Will
Aug 13, 2019
Anne was a great lady. We worked together in the Customized Training Dept. at South Central College. She usually had a big smile on her face no matter what she was going through. She will be remembered always.
Margie and Dan Larzon
Aug 13, 2019
We have been neighbors of Ann and Dave since 1974. Ann and I would send the kids off to school and then take long walks on roads that are heavily traveled now but were gravel roads back then. Oh! The conversations we had. We will really miss her wit and challenging conversations.
Love you Annie.
Lynn Kern
Aug 13, 2019
So sorry for your loss😂😂🙏🙏❤️❤️
She was such a brave lady & always had a smile on her face. She will be missed at The Bluffs in
Florida. You & your family will be in my thoughts and prayers 🙏❤️