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Magdalen ‘Mixie’ Schlagel, 80

Magdalen “Mixie” (Laxen) Schlagel, age 80, of Winsted, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at St. Mary’s Nursing Home in Winsted.

Mixie was born Nov. 23, 1930, in Winsted, to Joseph and Clara (Sagstetter) Laxen.

She married Daniel Schlagel at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, and the couple made their home in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with two sons.

Magdalen was the office manager at Millerbernd Manufacturing in Winsted until her retirement in 2003.

She was a member of the Holy Trinity Council of Catholic Women, and St. Anne’s Society.

Mixie enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, tending her flowers, and bowling.

She is survived by her children: Arthur (Debbie) Schlagel of Winsted, and Bradley (Barbara) Schlagel of Aitkin; grandchildren Neil (Susie), Jacob (Rachel), Nathan, Brandon and Allison Schlagel, all of Winsted; step great-grandchildren Abby, Emily and Isabelle Roufs; and great-grandchildren Greta, Lincoln and Max Schlagel, all of Winsted; brother Leo (Rita) Laxen of Winsted; sisters Elmerine Laxen of Winsted, and Marilyn (Leon) Kegler of Babbitt; along with other relatives, and friends.

Magdalen was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Schlagel, in 1995; her parents, Joseph and Clara Laxen; sister and brother-in-law Sally and Paul Millerbernd; and brothers and sister-in-law Art and Edie Laxen, and Edward Laxen.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Tuesday, Jan. 25 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Tony Hesse as the celebrant. Interment followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Visitation was Monday, Jan. 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, with a CCW Rosary at 7:30 p.m., and a prayer service at 7:45 p.m.; and continued Tuesday morning, Jan. 25, from 9:30 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Allison Schlagel was honorary casket bearer. Casket bearers were Neil Schlagel, Jacob Schlagel, Nathan Schlagel, Brandon Schlagel, Michael Laxen, and Tim Laxen.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.