Muriel L. Cox (Christianson)


Muriel Lou Cox (Christianson) lost her courageous battle with cancer, Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at the age of 79. She passed at home with her family by her side.

Muriel was born in Mondovi, May 20, 1943. She was the first-born child of Morten and Leona Christianson. The family lived on a farm outside of Eleva. Muriel was a graduate of Eleva-Strum Central High School, Class of 1961. On September 8, 1962, Muriel was united in marriage with Frank Cox at Trinity Lutheran Church of Norden. After their marriage, they moved to Apple Valley, MN, where Muriel and Frank welcomed two sons and a daughter into their family. This is also where she met her long-time friends: Pat Schwarting and Irene Birch. Muriel worked for a few different businesses throughout her career: Richfield Bank, Edina Realty in Burnsville, and Burnsville Volkswagen. After 40+ years in Minnesota, Muriel and Frank moved back to Muriel’s birth town of Mondovi, where she began working for her brother, Curt (Curt Christianson Trucking) until she passed. Muriel’s most cherished times were spent with her family and friends. She loved dogs and was a great cook. She enjoyed camping, snowmobiling, and dancing to the song “ Wipe Out” with her brother, Al.

Muriel is survived by her son, Brad (Kellie) Cox of Burnsville, MN; son, Brent (Brenda) Cox of Wait Park, MN; daughter, Lori Cox of Mondovi, WI; grandchildren: Valicity, Tregg, Kody, Kyle, Callie, Tiffani, and Adam; great-grandchildren: Elinor, Maisie, Frankie, Brooklyn, Axel, Ahnica, and Liam; brother, Al (Debbie) Christianson of Strum, WI; brother, Curt Christianson (Vicki Gore) of Eleva, WI; sister-in-law, Cheryl Christianson of Eleva, WI; and brother-in-law, Dave Maug of Strum, WI; brother-in-law, Jim Cox (Dena) of East Moline, IL; brother-in-law, Ed (Dollie) at Casper, WY; Bob Coy (Shirley) of Northfield, MN; also by nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Muriel has been reunited in Heaven with her husband, Frank; her parents: Morten and Leona; brother, Jerry; and sister, Carol; also by her mother and father-in-law, Frank and Marie Cox; and brothers-in-law: George and Mike.

Services were held Saturday, September 24, 2022, at Trinity Lutheran Church of Norden. Friends and family were invited to the visitation, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m., with burial following at the church cemetery.

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