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Anna Weber Wolter

Anna Wolter, 91, of Lester Prairie died Monday, Sept. 30 at the Howard Lake Good Samaritan Care Center in the presence of family. Anna and was especially attended to by her granddaughter, Debra Wolter and the Rev. Schwanke.

Anna Weber Wolter was born in the German Village of Laub, Russia Sept. 15, 1911, to Andrew Weber and Marie Vorath. She was baptized in Laub, Russia.

The family immigrated to the United States in 1923 and soon became United States citizens. Anna was the eldest of 11 children.

Anna attended school in District 24 Hancock Township, also Zion Lutheran School in Benton Township, where she graduated and was confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church.

She married Albert Wolter April 19, 1931, at Zion Lutheran Church and they farmed near Hamburg and Plato. They then farmed in Lester Prairie for 60 years. She was a member of the St. Peter Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie.

Anna moved to town following Albert's death, and lived there until entering the Howard Lake Good Samaritan Care Center two years ago.

Anna did daywork in the suburban area, last working in July of 1997. She had a passion for gardening of all kinds, and did fine needlecrafts. She also loved to play cards with Senior Citizen groups and with friends.

Preceding her in death was her husband Albert in 1995, two brothers and one sister who died in early childhood in Europe, her parents, one sister Molly, and two brothers Jacob and Henry.

Anna is survived by her children Ralph Wolter, Darlene (Richard) Gillett, and Dennis (LaMoyne) Wolter; sisters Emma Granger, Ella Molnau, Lenore Hilk, and Emilie Sanchez; brothers-in-law and sisters in law Cindy Wolter McQuay, Edna Wolter, and Erna Wolter; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Funeral services for Anna Wolter were Saturday, Oct. 5, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie. The Rev. Gerald Schwanke officiated at the funeral and the organist was Mary Mielke.

The congregational hymns were "Jerusalem, My Happy Home," "What A Friend We Have In Jesus," and "How Great Thou Art."

Serving as casket bearers were Scott Groenke, Jon Wolter, Joe Wolter, Tom Wesley, Myron Weber, Ben Klahm, and Robert Zimmerman, Jr.

Interment was in the St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation and evening prayer service took place Friday evening, Oct. 4 at the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Lester Prairie.

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