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Walter A. Mulhern


Mon, Oct 5th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Walter A. Mulhern, 91, of rural Fountain, died Thursday, October 1, 2015 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 4, 2015 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Spring Valley with Fr. Marreddy Pothireddy officiating. Burial will be in St. Kilian’s Cemetery, rural Wykoff.

Walter was born on November 3, 1923 on the family farm on Fillmore Township, Minnesota, the son of John and Rose (Malley) Mulhern. He attended Mulhern Country School. On October 12, 1957 he married Agnes McNamara at St. Columbkill Catholic Church in Belle Creek Township, Minnesota. Following their marriage they moved to rural Fountain where Walter farmed until his retirement. Walter was a lifelong and oldest surviving member of St. Kilian’s Catholic Church in Wykoff, and presently is a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church. In his later years he enjoyed driving his Gator, mowing lawn and buying Powerball tickets. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Walter is survived by his wife of 58 years, Agnes, 4 children, 15 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren: Son John (Julie) of Fountain and their family, Mindy (Shane Larson) and son Wyatt, Melissa (Jordan) Villont, Patrick (Samantha Brockway) and one son Owen; and Parker Mulhern; Daughter Anne (Verne) Comstock of Wykoff and their family, Christi (Joshua) Fosland and their three daughters Addelyn, Callia and Paige, and Michael (Emily) Comstock; Daughter Maureen (Darvin) Schmidt of Wykoff and their family, Justin (Brianna), Jeffrey, Joshua, Jade, Jace and Jenna; Son Tim (Dawn) and their family, Kyle, Kayla, and Neal. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews, and sisters -in- law and brothers- in- law.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Eileen, Loretta, Delores, Rose Marie, LaVonne and Anita, and two brothers, Lyman and William.

Friends may call on Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to service time at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Spring Valley. Online condolences may be left at thauwaldfuneralsomes.com.

Fountain City Council “has no choice”

Mon, Sep 21st, 2015
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain city council met on September 10, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the city hall. All council members were present. All of the residents of Elm Street attended the meeting to find out the council’s decision on whether they would vacate a 5 ..... 
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HACF awards grant to Fillmore Central fine arts program

Mon, Sep 14th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Features

Carrie Mathison, Fillmore Central fine arts teacher, is presented with a check for $1,525 by Steve Donney, treasurer of the Harmony Area Community Foundation. Mrs. Mathison applied for and received a grant from HACF to help sponsor her new ceram ..... 
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Lending library update

Mon, Sep 14th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Features

By Joni Clement The lending library in the Fountain City Park is enjoying much participation by the community. There has been a good turnover of both adult and children books. There has also been great support in donating books. We would especially ..... 
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Fountain American Legion Auxiliary folding

Tue, Sep 8th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Features

After many decades of service, the Fountain American Legion Auxiliary has disbanded. During the Auxiliary’s final meeting on August 27, 2015, members signed paperwork surrendering their charter, Unit #492. Reasons cited for folding the Founta ..... 
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Fountain City Council to consult attorney

Mon, Aug 17th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Government

The Fountain City Council had a full room as they met on August 6, 2015 for their regularly scheduled meeting. Council members present were Chad Wangen, Dave Gudmundson, and Mayor Richard Kujath, along with City Clerk Ronda Flattum and Fountain Pol ..... 
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Fillmore Central hires coach for new dance team

Mon, Aug 3rd, 2015
Posted in Fountain Education

The Fillmore Central School Board met on July 28, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school lunch room in Harmony. High School Principal Heath Olstad noted that the district is working hard to educate coaches and athletes on head injury prevention an ..... 
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Karen Berg

Mon, Jul 20th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Obituaries

Memorial services for Karen Berg, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, with Pastor Audree Catalano officiating. Burial took place at the Fountain Luther ..... 
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Fillmore Central Schools sets 2015 eligibility meeting

Mon, Jul 20th, 2015
Posted in Fountain Education

The eligibility meeting for 2015-2016 Minnesota State High School League activities will be held at Fillmore Central High School varsity gym in Harmony on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. All students entering grades 7-12 and planning to partici ..... 
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