Margaret "Muggs" Cummings

  • Born: March 14, 1925
  • Died: August 14, 2020
  • Location: Wells, Minnesota

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255 2nd Ave SW
Wells, MN 56097

Tel. (507) 553-3124

Tribute & Message From The Family

Margaret "Muggs" Isabel Cummings, age 95, of Wells, MN, died Friday, August 14, 2020 at The Shepherds Inn in Wells, MN. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 2:00 PM at St. Casimir Catholic Church in Wells, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at church Thursday. Father Greg Havel will officiate and interment will be in St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery.
Margaret Isabel was born March 14, 1925 to Frank and Ottilia (Bleess) Evan in Walnut Lake Twp. Faribault Co., MN. Margaret was united in marriage to Gerald Hovland and to this union 3 children were born. After Jerry died, she was united in marriage to Casper "Cap" Cummings January 27, 1949 in Wells, MN and to this union 6 children were born. Margaret was a charter member of the Wells VFW Auxiliary since she was 16, and held various elected positions. She shared her talents in the St. Casimir Choir for 25 years and was a faithful member of the church and Catholic Christian Women. Margaret enjoyed sewing, family campouts, traveling, playing cards and doing jigsaw and crossword puzzles. Above all, she loved spending time with her family.
Margaret is survived by her children: Janice Stermer of Wells, MN, John Hovland of Sun City, CA, Michael (Suzanne) Cummings of Wells, Susan (Donald) Grunzke of Alden, Sally Remington of Wells, Dennis Cummings of Sun City, CA, Kenneth (Caryle) Cummings of Mankato, Cindy (Tedd) Grunzke of Cleveland, MN; 18 grandchildren: Lynn (Dan) Meza, Jacque (Phillip) Boler, Sean (Shannon) Hereford, Harris (Shannon) McClellan, Steven (Melanie) McClellan, Nathaniel (Tessa) Cummings, John (Esta) Ratzlaff, Lonnie (Kim) Grunzke, Leiha (Charlie) Colby, Christopher (Sarah) Staloch, Nic Staloch (friend Chris Elaine), Tiffany (Chris) Avery, Amy (Troy) Jensen, Julie (Darrin) Chaloner, Lee Cummings, Jeremy (Aurora) Grunzke, Clint (Kelly) Grunzke, Jake (Leita) Grunzke; 33 great grandchildren: Danny Meza, Jacob and Emily Hereford, Aften McClellan, Alexander and Tristin McClellan, Chloe and Corbin Cummings, Morgan Grunzke (fiancé Tyler Enderson), Cole Grunzke, Evan Kallberg, Haddie, Brandon and Aly Colby, Benjamin, Allison and Samantha Staloch, Bradley and Emilia Aery, Casey Schefer, Tyler Possin, Damian and Andrew Jensen, Donovan and Nolan Chaloner, Miles Cummings, Mayson, Cearra and Vivian Grunzke, Ava, Maci and Alexis Grunzke, Russell Grunzke; great-great granddaughter Isabella; along with numerous nieces and nephews and their families.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Jerry Hovland and Cap Cummings; daughter Mary Hovland McClellan; sons-in-law Al Remington and Bill Stermer; grandson Anthony Cummings; granddaughter Melissa Cummings; brothers-in-law: Leonard, Edward, Patrick, Adelbert, Allen and Earl; sisters-in-law: Cecelia, Helen, Irene, Mary and Joan.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My deepest sympathy to the family of Margaret. She was such a lovely lady and will be missed by many. I pray the family will find some comfort and will remember to share the memories.

Posted by Judy Harpestad - Wells, MN   August 22, 2020

Sue. Just learned of your mother's passing. I'm sorry for your loss. My mom passed a year ago and many a day comes that I would like to share something with her. I'm sure you will have days like that also. In my thoughts and prayers god bless.

Posted by Mary Goodsell (Lines) - Rochester, MN - Classmate   August 22, 2020

Sorry to see that you lost your mom. My thoughts are with you Mike and Sue. I just heard today from my sister Lynn. Always liked your mom.

Posted by chuck clllarke - kenyon, MN - Acquaintance   August 21, 2020

On behalf of Mary and our family, our deepest sympathies to yours. Margaret sewed many items through the years for me, I will always appreciate her.

Posted by Mary Etcheson - Friend   August 20, 2020

My Deepest Sympathy to Margarets entire family. What a beautiful kind lady.

Posted by Rick Christenson - Wells - Family Friend   August 20, 2020

We met Muggs on several occasions and realized her importance to your family. We are so glad she was able to live close to you to share memories and traditions that will be passed on through the years to all those grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren! She will be missed but not forgotten!

Posted by Sally and Dave Trask - North Mankato, MN - Family   August 19, 2020

Sorry sorry to hear about Muggs. Cap and her were always so happy and friendly. Was great to know her. Our prayers are with you.

Posted by Gary and Mary Bielke - Hutchinson, MN - Coworker   August 19, 2020

Our Sympathies to the entire family. Will miss my first cousin Margaret. Sending Love - Bill & Suzi Habeck

Posted by Bill Habeck - Clermont, FL - Family   August 18, 2020

I have wonderful memories of staying at her house with her daughter, Mary Hovland. Great lady.

Posted by Marilyn Carpenter (Hassing) - Longmont, CO - Family   August 16, 2020

To the family so sorry for your loss of your mother. I grew up in the neighborhood and my mother was a friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

Posted by karl roberts - yorktown, VA - Family Friend   August 15, 2020

So sorry to hear that Muggs has passed. She was such a sweet lady. You will be missed.m

Posted by Carolyn Kain - Minnesota Lake, MN - Friend   August 15, 2020

Muggs, was a super lady. Always happy to see you..She was neighbor for many years and a good friend...

Posted by Mike & Brenda Rebelein - Wells, MN - Friend   August 15, 2020

Muggs stood behind me in the choir loft. She was always so friendly and pleasant. I enjoyed having her for a friend. She will be greatly missed. Our sympathies to the Cummings Family.

Sue (Jim) Moll

Posted by Sue Moll - Wells, MN - Friend   August 15, 2020