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Thomas John Wottreng

December 18, 1924 ~ December 30, 2022 (age 98) 98 Years Old
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Obituary

Thomas Wottreng of Browerville, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2022, at the Lakewood Healthcare Hospital. Tom was 98 years old.

A Latin Mass will take place on Friday, January 6, 2023, at the Christ the King Catholic Church in Browerville at 11:00 AM. The Mass will be officiated by Father Jimmy Joseph and Father Albert Holmes. Visitation will take place at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will immediately follow at the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family or your choice.

Thomas John was born December 18, 1924, in Chicago, IL, the son of Joseph and Frances (Petresz) Wottreng. After graduating from high school Tom joined the United States Army during World War II and was stationed on Tinian, an island in the Pacific's Northern Mariana Islands. He married Therese Thullen Wottreng on June 22, 1946, in Chicago, IL. The couple was blessed with 10 children. They lived in the Chicago area until 1962 when they moved to Polonia, WI where they were part-time farmers. He was a bookkeeper for several companies during his time in IL and WI.  In 1979 they bought a restaurant in Russell, MN, which they operated for four years. In 1989 they moved to rural Sebeka and then in 2005, Tom moved to Browerville, MN.  

Tom was an avid Pinochle player and enjoyed working on his stamp collection, reading (especially historical non-fiction), listening to classical music, having a glass of wine, and visiting with family and friends.  

 Thomas passed away on December  30, 2022, at the age of 98 at Lakewood Hospital in Staples, MN. Thomas is preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Therese in 2001; as well as his brother Peter Wottreng.  He is survived by his four sons, Peter (Diane) Rochester, MN,  Andrew (Marilyn), Brainerd, MN, James (Betty), Verona, WI and John (Jane), Junction City, WI; six daughters, Catherine Wottreng, SSND, Shakopee, MN, Frances (Douglas) Russell, Stoughton, WI, Margaret Hansen, Savage, MN, Barbara (Robert) Coyle, Minneapolis, MN, Dorothy (Richard) Lenz, Medina, MN, and Agnes (Dan Shea) Wottreng, Eau Claire, WI; sister Betty Alfano of Chandler, AZ;  14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 6, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Christ the King Catholic Church
720 Main Street North
Browerville, MN 56438

Funeral Mass
Friday
January 6, 2023

11:00 AM
Christ the King Catholic Church
720 Main Street North
Browerville, MN 56438

Committal
Friday
January 6, 2023

12:00 PM
Christ the King Catholic Cemetery
30954 241st Avenue
Browerville, MN 56438

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