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April 4, 1927 ~ March 19, 2024 (age 96) 96 Years Old


Muriel Charlotte Gorham, of Mora, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora.  She was 96 years old.

Muriel was born on April 4, 1927, in Milltown, Wisconsin to parents Benjamin and Gertrude (Anderson) Lindvig.  The family eventually settled in Mora and Muriel attended Mora Schools where she was involved in many activities before graduating in 1945.  She attended Macalester College. She returned to Mora where she was united in marriage to Wilbur “Jack” Gorham.  She was a strong and supportive partner as Jack worked hard building his businesses.

Muriel dedicated her life to her family and loved being a mom to her three children.

Muriel was very active in the Mora community in many ways including serving on several boards (American Legion and HUD among others).Her faith was extremely important in her life as she was a long standing member of Grace Lutheran. She enjoyed volunteering for various organizations to include the Vasaloppet where she was a Kranskulla. 

During a Vasaloppet event Muriel met Sven Broberg who had traveled from Sweden for the race in Mora.  They were later married and enjoyed many happy times together.  They later separated and Sven returned to Sweden.

Muriel made a special connection with Harold “Hans” Hanson and the two enjoyed golfing and traveling together, including winters in Arizona and summers at the cabin on Lake Eleven. They had 23 fun-filled years together before Hans’ passing in 2013.

She had great appreciation of art, literature, nature and music. She was an avid reader attending book clubs as well as several card groups.  She traveled extensively across the nation and Europe. 

Muriel lived life to the fullest and it was reflected in her smile, bright personality and hugs she had for everyone.  She will be missed.

Muriel is preceded in death by her parents and brother Dr. Philip Lindvig.

She is survived by her children, Jeff (Deb) Gorham, Laurie (Brad) Ardner, Jon (Amy) Gorham; grandchildren, Ben (Heather) Ardner, Dagne, Evan, and Will Gorham; great granddaughter Charlotte Ardner; nephews, Charles (Georgene) Lindvig and Kirk (Jeannette) Lindvig; many other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at Grace Lutheran Church in Mora with Pastor Gary Guptill officiating.

A Memorial Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service at the church.

Inurnment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.

A Luncheon at Grace Lutheran church will follow the services.

MEMORIALS ARE PREFERRED TO: Grace Lutheran Church of Mora or The Nature Conservancy

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Memorial Visitation
March 27, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Grace Lutheran Church - Mora
301 E. Forest Ave
Mora, MN 55051

Memorial Service
March 27, 2024

11:00 AM
Grace Lutheran Church - Mora
301 E. Forest Ave
Mora, MN 55051

March 27, 2024

12:00 PM
Grace Lutheran Church - Mora
301 E. Forest Ave
Mora, MN 55051

March 27, 2024

Oakwood Cemetery


Grace Lutheran Church
301 E Forest Ave, Mora MN 55051
Tel: 1-320-679-1062
Email: moragracelutheran@gmail.com

The Nature Conservancy
Web: http://preserve.nature.org


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