Maria E. Mungo
Maria E. Mungo
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Maria E. Mungo, 66, of Rochester, MN passed away Friday, September 16, 2022 at her home in Rochester after a battle with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. She was born September 30, 1955, in Rock Island, IL to Edward and Norma Jean (Keene) Van Getson. She attended and graduated from Alwood High School in Woodhull, IL in 1973. She then attended Black Hawk College in Rock Island, IL. Maria then went into real estate after graduating from the IL Association of Realtors Institute and owned her own real estate company for several years. She attended Naperville Skin Institute to become a licensed advance practice esthetician. She moved to Rochester, MN in 2010 and opened Bella Pellé Wellness Spa that same year. Maria was blessed to have many cherished memories with both her own family as well as the Mungo family over her lifetime. Camping, beach and pool time, traveling were among her favorite memories with her family. She appreciated all her family and friendships she made over the years, but she was proudest of her two daughters, Michelle and Nicole.

A Celebration of Maria's life will be held on Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 from 3:00PM to 5:00PM at the Ranfranz and Vine Remembrance and Reception Centre (5482 Royal Place NW Rochester, MN 55901) with a time of remembrances starting at 4:00PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Rochester Reading Center and the Rochester public library in memoriam.

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Mungo family; to share a special memory or condolence please visit



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5482 Royal Pl NW
Rochester, MN 55901
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J Jane Dietrich on Sep 22, 2022

Nicole & Michelle, prayers for peace & comfort during this difficult time.

C Cindy & Mike Schaefer on Sep 21, 2022

Maria was always a ray of sunshine. She will be greatly missed.

c cindy macrafic on Sep 21, 2022

dear maria, you will be so missed! you were such a caring esthetician, always making me look, and feel, like a million bucks. and, beyond that, you always had a listening ear and caring heart. i cherish our friendship and am honored to have known you. the stories of your mom, your girls, your grands, and your travels always warmed my heart. sending love, light, and peace to your loved ones.

B Barbara Weatherly on Sep 21, 2022

CandleMungo Family, I met sweet Maria one time at Hermitage Farms thru Lisa V and could feel her zest for life in that moment. Please accept my condolences and prayers during this difficult time and let her live on through all the beautiful memories.

J Jake and Jeff Stroot on Sep 20, 2022

Jeff and I are so sad to hear about Maria's passing.
We were able to watch our beautiful daughters grow up to be responsible young ladies together.
And she was a big part of helping our Katie!
We like to say thank you Maria for being our daughters other Mother!!!
Hugs to the girls
Love Jake and Jeff Stroot

Y Yinka on Sep 20, 2022

I had the opportunity to get to know Ms. Maria Mungo through her daughter, Michelle. Maria was such a bright light, kind, hilarious, a loving mother, witty and so much fun. I will always remember and cherish the time spent with Maria and Michelle, loving their sweet and special mother-daughter relationship.

Praying for Michelle, Nicole and the rest of the family during this time.

J Joe Frese on Sep 20, 2022

Thoughts and Prayers for Maria and family. This amazing woman touched many lives with her heart of gold. She will be surely missed but will always be remember as GREAT woman she was With sympathy, Joe Frese

M Marjie Kleronomos on Sep 19, 2022

Maria and I spent many hours laughing and crying together as sisters-in-law, classmate’s, roommate’s and most of all, dear friends.
Despite the miles between us we remained extremely close. I am heartbroken by her passing, but know that because of our faith in the Lord we will be reunited one day. I know this is not goodbye, but instead I will see you later my sweet friend!
With Sympathy, Love and Prayers,

M Mina Geise on Sep 19, 2022

The world would be a better place if there were more women like Maria Mungo. Maria was true to her faith, a good mother, and a devoted friend. She has left me with many beautiful memories. We shared so much together, the laughter and the tears, that I will cherish always.
With love and sympathy,

B Beth Sorensen on Sep 18, 2022

Maria was a kind and gentle soul. I started as a client and quickly became a friend.

My sympathy to her loving family.

Beth Sorensen

T Terry and Jill Nelson on Sep 17, 2022

Maria was a lifelong friend & neighbor. Have so many wonderful memories 💖 will miss her dearly she was so proud of her girls & grandsons !! Thanks for your visit in Lanesboro. She would always call when in Woodhull when visiting her family. Love you forever 💓 Terry & Jill Nelson

E Erin Campbell on Sep 17, 2022

Maria was a beautiful, wonderful woman. I will miss her positve energy and kindness.

C Chuck Cox on Sep 17, 2022

Chuck Cox
I was so sad to learn of Maria's passing, she was always so classy, fun and just a beautiful woman. She was an amazing mother, daughter, sibling and friend. Her greatest joy was her daughters and grandsons, I felt through her I know them also. She was an amazing cook and fiend, she was just ok at Yahtzee or did she let me win sometimes.
Rest In Peace Maria

M Marc & JoAnn Pream on Sep 16, 2022

The world has lost a very special person with the death of Maria Mungo. I’m so glad we had the birthday celebration @ Hermitage Farm last year…what a beautiful memory to reflect on!! Love was all around us with a gorgeous outdoor setting, luscious home made food, good friendships made over the years & celebrating Maria’s another year of life!! This year has been a long fight for Maria…she fought so valiantly without any complaints!! Fly High With The Angels Maria…Your Rewards For Being The Beautiful Person You Were Inside & Out!! Love U Sweet Friend… We Will Miss Your Earthly Presence!! Our Life Was Better With You Being Part Of Our Lives!! JoAnn & Marc Pream🙏💕🙏

K Kristi Himle on Sep 16, 2022

Maria was the sweetest dearest lady ever.
So sorry to hear of her passing. She will be missed by ALL her people. I loved my appointments/ friendship with her.
Thoughts and prayers to all at this sad time.

V Vicki Rasmussen on Sep 16, 2022

Maria was a classmate of mine & we had so many wonderful adventures growing up. I was privileged to see her last fall at a get together with others in our class. Maria was such a dynamic force & all that was fortunate to know her, were very lucky. Rest In Peace my friend❤️. Heartfelt condolences to all that loved this amazing woman.

M Meegan Fischer on Sep 16, 2022

Michelle, Nicole, and the whole family-I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers of peace and comfort.



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