September 17, 1925 - November 21, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 30, 2015 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in St. Stephen for Rita A. Mugg, age 90, of Sauk Rapids. Rita passed away November 21 at Brookdale Assisted Senior Living in Sauk Rapids. Reverend Robert Harren will officiate. Burial will take place in the St. Stephen Parish Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday, November 29 and after 9 a.m. on Monday both at the St. Stephen's Parish Hall in St. Stephen. Parish Prayers will be at 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Parish Hall.

Rita was born September 17, 1925 in Royalton, MN to Edward and Theresa (Janski) Burggraff. She married Alcuin Mugg on September 21, 1948 at Holy Trinity Catholic in Royalton. They raised their two children on a farm near St. Stephen. She will be remembered as a loving mother, for her great cooking, her gardening and ability to mend clothes. She was a member of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church and St. Stephen American Legion Auxiliary.

Rita is survived by her children Pete (Kathy) Mugg of Sartell and Karen (Ken) Lommel of St. Cloud, 9 grandchildren Mindy Goldmann, Jason Mugg, Kristi DeCamillis, David Mugg, Nathan Mugg, Mylesha Mugg, Meleena Mugg, Ryan Lommel and Tracy Lommel, 9 great grandchildren, brother Edward Jr. Burggraff of Little Falls, and sisters Alma Popp of Rice and Elaine Gall of St. Cloud.

Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Alcuin (2004), grandson Lyle Lommel (2008), sister Lorraine Schlichting, and brothers Ralph, Arnold, Ernest, and Raymond Burggraff.

Rita's family wishes to thank the staff of Brookdale Assisted Senior Living for the care and love they showered on her the past 10 years. They didn't treat her simply like a resident but like family. Also, a special thanks to St. Croix Hospice for their dedicated care and support during her final months.