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Mellinger-Olson-Mahler Furniture and Funeral

  • 1846 - T. S. Mellinger was born in Ohio.
  • 1860 - Mellinger moved to Minnesota.
  • 1868 - did contracting and building
  • 1878 - started furniture & funeral business
  • 1883 - disastrous fire
  • 1885 - built store –  became known as Mellinger and Son
  • 1924 - sold to O. A. Olson  and became Olson Furniture & Funeral Service
  • 1927 - Arthur A. Mahler hired
  • 1935 - became Olson & Mahler
  • 1937 - became Mahler Furniture & Funeral
  • 1937 - son Robert & daughter Helen joined firm
  • 1954 - present funeral home built
  • 1973 - death of A  A. Mahler – Robert and Helen became partners
  • 1998 - (January 5) sold funeral home to John and Susan Mahn
  • 2000 - (June 25) closed furniture store
  • 2000 - (October) death of Robert Mahler
  • 2001 - furniture store building sold to Security State Bank.

The above information was recorded by the late Robert Mahler and updated by Helen Mahler.   Received at the History Center June 26, 2006.