'Not a dry eye' at funeral service for Mandy Matula

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Family and friends remembered Mandy Matula Sunday in an Eden Prairie funeral service that came more than six months after they'd last seen the 24-year-old woman.

Fox 9 reports there was a not a dry eye in the sanctuary of Grace Church during a ceremony that opened with Wayne Matula remembering his daughter and thanking the many people who helped serarch for her.

As KARE-11 reports, Matula's teammates from her University of Minnestoa-Duluth softball team later took the stage to pay tribute to her and retire her jersey number.

KSTP reported that more than 1,000 people paid tribute to Matula on a Facebook memorial page.

Matula’s remains were found in Mississippi River Park near Sartell nearly six months after she disappeared on May 1. She was last seen with an ex-boyfriend who shot and killed himself before police could question him. Matula was the subject of multiple volunteer searches in the western Twin Cities and central Minnesota.

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