Dorothy Lucille Meuffels

Dorothy Lucille Meuffels, 97, of Waconia passed away on January 10, 2020.

Dorothy Lucille Meuffels, 97, of Waconia passed away on January 10, 2020.
A celebration of her life will be held at Lake Auburn Moravian Church in Victoria on Saturday January 18 at 11 a.m. with visitation with the family 2 hours prior to the service at church.
She was born October 11, 1922 in Merrill, IA to Hans and Elisabeth Nielsen.
On May 11, 1942 she was united in marriage to Earl Raph. This union was blessed with 12 children.
On May 13, 1977, Dorothy was united in marriage to Joseph Meuffels, Sr. in Watertown, SD. This union brought 5 step-children into her life.
Dorothy was a long time active member of the Lake Moravian Church in Victoria. She enjoyed quilting, embroidery, gardening, baking, and visiting with her family. She made hundreds of quilts for her family and also donated them to the women’s shelter and military overseas. She loved all of the big family get together events. She was never happier than when she was surrounded by family.
Survived by eight of her children and their spouses, Janet (Darwin) Zingelman, of Ruthton, Donna Legler of Blaine, Lance Preston (son-in-law) of Stevens Point, WI, Joan (Ray) Bast of Hopkins, LeRoy (Rita) Raph of Cologne, Millard (Dorothy) Raph of Excelsior, Kathy (Mike) Pieper of Maple Lake, Karen (Mike) McGuire of Maple Grove, Suzanne (Trent) Burns of New Hope; and four step-children; 35 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren; one sister; and numerous other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents; spouse; one sister and two brothers; daughter- Shirley Knutson; sons, Darwin, Larry and Danny Raph; son-in-law, Robert Leger; step-daughter, Carol Wolf; grandchildren, Kim Zingelman, Michael Bast and Angela Raph.
Memorials given in Dorothy’s memory, will be directed to the Lake Auburn Moravian Church.
Arrangements are by Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia.

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