Funeral Services for Muriel Thorpe of Emmetsburg were Wednesday, July 3, at the United Methodist Church in Emmetsburg. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery. The Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg was in charge of arrangements.
Muriel E. Thorpe was born Oct. 16, 1939, in Mitchell , SD, the daughter of Martin and Lucille (McCart) Tinklenberg. She grew up in Corsica, SD, where she belonged to the Grace Reformed Church.
After high school, Muriel graduated from the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing and Dakota Wesleyan University in 1960. Muriel had several nursing jobs as her family grew. She had lived in Emmetsburg for the past 34 years.
Muriel enjoyed the outdoors, spending many hours caring for her yard and walking. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children and friends.
On Sunday, June 30, 2013, Muriel passed away at the Muse-Norris Hospice Unit in Mason City. She was 73.
Muriel was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Marvin Tinklenberg.
Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Kimberly Thorpe of Maple- wood, MN; son, Christopher J. Thorpe of Clear Lake; several very dear cousins in South Dakota; and many close friends.