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Ethel A. Laumann

Ethel A. Laumann, age 80, of Watertown, passed away Friday, April 26, 2002, at her home in Watertown.

Ethel was born Aug. 18, 1921, at Camden Township, Carver County, the daughter of August and Minnie (Briesemeister) Kohls. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany.

She married Edwin G. Laumann April 25, 1946, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted by the Rev. Motzheim. She was a loving wife of 56 years to Edwin.

Ethel loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening, working with flowers, and doing embroidery, was a great cook, and had a great sense of humor. She also worked at Tonka Toys for many years.

Ethel was preceded in death by her son, DeVan Laumann; parents, August and Minnie Kohls; brothers Ewald and Hugo Kohls; sisters, Frieda Gongoll, Hilma Burdorf, Leona Luke, Elda Kohls, and Sedonia Kohls in infancy.

She is survived by her husband Edwin; daughters and sons-in-law, Glorianne and Michael Sexton of Watertown, Jeanine and Roman Widmer of Howard Lake, Idona and Donnie Gesinger of Watertown, Connie and Patrick Sexton of Minnetonka;

Grandchildren Kristin and Alan Kamann, Shawn and Elizabeth Sexton, Heather Sexton, Jason and Jocelyn Widmer, Alisha Guzman, Rachel Widmer, Daniel Gesinger, Brian Gesinger, Jonathan Gesinger, Collin, Kyle, and Elizabeth Sexton; great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Erin, Laurel, Grace, Sierra, Nicholas, Jolene, Nathan, Ashley, Kailey, Brandon, and Kimberly.

He is further survived by brother Melvin Kohls of Howard Lake; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Evelyn Kohls of Hopkins, John Burdorf of Arlington, Vangie Laumann of Mayer, Virginia Goede of New Germany, Myrtle Laumann of Norwood Young America, Adeline and John Gauthier of New Mexico, Rose Ann and Alex Gebhardt of Belle Plaine; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday, April 30, 2002, 10:30 a.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Winsted, with the Rev. Paul Wolf officiating,

Interment was at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery, Winsted.

Arrangements were made by the Johnson Funeral Home, Waconia.

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