Frances H. Muggli
1930 - 2009
Frances H. Muggli died April 28, 2009 in Payson. She was born April 5, 1930 in Collegeville Minn.
She remained her usual cheerful self throughout her long illness. She always loved people and her career as a registered nurse fit well with that attitude. She leaves many good friends and relatives behind.
She is survived by her husband and lover of more than 54 years, Dr. Robert Z. Muggli. Her surviving siblings (and spouses) are brother, Felix (born Norbert) Neussendorfer Order of Saint Benedict, Margaret (George) Billias, Cyril (Esther) Neussendorfer and Alex (Lucille) Neussendorfer.
Her children (and spouses) are Cecelia (David) Stratton, Timothy (Joanna) Muggli, Rose (Adrien) Chicoine, Father Boniface (born Michael) Muggli, Order of Saint Benedict, Joseph Muggli, Pauline Muggli, Teresa (Robert) Newhall and Margaret Mason. The 11 grandchildren are Anthony, Stephanie, Genevieve (deceased) and Theodore Stratton; Rachel and Eric Larsen; Joseph, Daniel and Rebecca Newhall; and Thomas and Jackson Fellows.
Fran was a lifelong Roman Catholic and has been active at St. Philip the Apostle Church in Payson, serving in a variety of ministries including lector, extraordinary minister, home visitation and parish council.
She was an accomplished artist and was a longtime member of Payson Art League. She has been an active member of the Mogollon Health Alliance since she arrived in Payson 19 years ago. She also served as a member of the Diamond Star Fire Department auxiliary.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 21 at St Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 511 S. St. Phillips St., Payson. Luncheon will follow in the parish hall.
A donation may be made in Fran Muggli’s name to the scholarship fund at the Mogollon Health Alliance, 308 E. Aero Drive, Payson, AZ 85541.