October 27, 1927 — January 3, 2019
Muriel L. Fahndrich, 91, of Albany, passed away on January 3, 2019, at Quail Run Assisted Living at the Mennonite Village.
She was born on October 27, 1927, in Thurman, Colorado, to John A. and Elizabeth (Rediger) Fahndrich. The family moved to Oregon in 1938.
She accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior in 1936, was baptized in 1938, and was a faithful follower of Christ throughout her life, expressing assurance of her salvation a few days before she died. She was a longtime member of Fairview Mennonite Church and more recently attended chapel services at Quail Run.
She never married or had any children, so her family consisted of her parents, siblings, uncles and aunts, many cousins, nieces and nephews and their families, and many friends. She was also the longest-running resident at Quail Run, and her caregivers also became family.
Muriel worked at the Mennonite Village for many years in maintenance, among other jobs, and had an extra appreciation for those that provided services for her while a resident at Quail Run.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Dale and Richard; sisters-in-law, Juanita (Dale), and Luella (Richard).
She is survived by her sister, Verdella and brother-in-law, Maxton of Hydro, Oklahoma; ten nieces and nephews, Debbie McCracken (Mark) of Turner, Oregon, Dave Fahndrich (Cindy) of Vancouver, Washington, Dan Fahndrich of Salem, Oregon, Ben Fahndrich (Evelyn) of Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, Jeff Slagell of Hydro, Steve Fahndrich (Sheila) of Salem, Phillip Slagell (Claudia) of Texas, Tim Fahndrich (Pam) of Salem, Verla Schafer (Martin) of Arkansas City, Kansas, Joanna Nagelhout (Brad) of Lebanon, Tennessee; along with 22 great-nieces and nephews; and 12 great-great-nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. on January 17, 2019, at Fairview Mennonite Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kids Alive International, 2507 Cumberland Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383-2503 (ww.kidsalive.org).
AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home in Albany is handling the arrangements (www.aasum-dufour.com).