Cyrilla Manderfeld, 88, of New Ulm died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm after a brief illness.

Cyrilla Manderfeld, 88, of New Ulm died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm after a brief illness. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John A. Richter celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery.  Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home, NORTH CHAPEL, in New Ulm. The Christian Mother’s Society will pray the rosary at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Cathedral and the National Catholic Society of Foresters will pray the rosary at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. To leave an online condolence for her family or to sign the guest book go to In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Cyrilla was born on April 5, 1924, in Sleepy Eye to George and Julia (Hillesheim) Sellner. On September 17, 1946, she was united
in marriage to John D. Manderfeld at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. She lived on a farm southwest of New Ulm almost
her entire adult life. Cyrilla not only raised eight beautiful children, she was very involved in farming with a large poultry egg
production unit. Cyrilla was very social and tremendously enjoyed being an AVON representative for many years achieving several sales awards. Her goal was never to reach a sales record but to visit and talk with neighbors and friends. Cyrilla was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Christian Mothers Society and the St. Anne’s Court of the National Catholic Society of Foresters. Cyrilla always had to be busy doing things and helping people. She volunteered with Meals-on-Wheels, organized funeral lunches and picked up hobbies such as quilting, ceramics, cake decorating and baking. Cyrilla did enjoy traveling many places throughout the United States visiting her children and attending events.

Cyrilla is survived by her husband, John D. Manderfeld of New Ulm; children, Sandra and (Bernard) Wixon of Arlington, Va., Linda and (Deward) Howa of Price, Utah, Connie Myers of Roseville, John M. Manderfeld of the Twin Cities, Gary and (Sandy) Manderfeld of Leawood, Kans., Paul Manderfeld of New Ulm, Mark and (Cheryl) Manderfeld of Sleepy Eye, and Mary and (Steve) Clark of Fayetteville, Ga.; 15 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marjorie Reiner of Springfield, Sr. Claren Sellner of Rochester, Sr. Phyllis Sellner of Indianapolis, Ind., Grace and Ralph Strangis of Minneapolis; brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Alice Sellner of Comfrey, Dennis and Mary Sellner and Everett and Mary Jane Sellner of Sleepy Eye; sisters-in-law, Beverly Sellner of Comfrey, Diane Riebel of Sleepy Eye; and many nieces and nephews.

Cyrilla was preceded in death by her parents; her parents-in-law, Louis and Annie Manderfeld; a son Joseph in infancy; brothers, Clarence, Jerome and George Sellner; a sister, Marie Roiger; brothers-in-law Glenn Roiger and Ed Reiner; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mathilda and Roman Saffert.