Muriel P. Luikart, 96, Walker, Minn.
Muriel Frances Pitt Luikart died Monday, May 28, 2012, at May Creek Memory Care Center in Walker, Minn.
Funeral service was Monday, June 4, 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Monticello, Minn. Rev. Rhodel Jacobson officiated. Interment was at Riverside Cemetery. Visitation was two hours prior to the service.
Muriel was born March 15, 1916 in Minneapolis to Walter and Oletha Berglund. She attended school in Minneapolis and graduated from North High School in 1933. After high school she attended and graduated with honors from the McPhail School of Music in Minneapolis. Using her musical ability, Muriel played piano and organ at various churches for many, many years and at hundreds of weddings and funerals. She married Donald Pitt on June 19, 1937 in Minneapolis where they made their home.
In 1948 they moved to Stewartville, Minn. where they owned and operated a hardware store for five years. In 1953 they moved to Monticello and bought Our Own Hardware Store and worked side by side until their retirement in 1972. The couple traveled extensively and eventually spent their winters in Texas. In 1987 they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Don died in 1992 and in 1998 Muriel married Kenneth Luikart, a lifelong friend, and they resided in Brooklyn Center, Minn. Due to health issues Muriel moved into May Creek Memory Care in Walker in 2010. She was Past Matron of Monticello Chapter 33, Order of the Eastern Star and was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church.
Muriel is lovingly remembered by husband Kenneth, son Douglas (Carol) Pitt, Walker; daughter Bonnie (Louie) Sinko, Elk River, Minn.; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by husband Donald Pitt.