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Elizabeth Wolter

Funeral services for Elizabeth Wolter, 80, of Glencoe, were held on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2003 from the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. Officiating was the Rev. Ron Mathison.

Mrs. Wolter died on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003, at Glencoe Regional Health Services long-term care facility.

The organist was Mary Huebert, and soloist Glenda Schuft sang "I'm But A Stranger Here." The congregational hymns were "For All The Saints" and "Abide With Me."

Pallbearers were John Wolter, Jamie Alpaugh, Paulette Day, Karla Gottfried, Jim Schimelpfenig and Jerry Schimelpfenig. Interment was in the First Lutheran Cemetery in Glencoe.

Elizabeth Gottfried was born to Jacob and Dorothea (Hansch) Gottfried on June 28, 1923, in Helen Township. She was baptized on Aug. 12, 1923 at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe by the Rev. E. Kolbe. She was confirmed into the faith on March 21, 1937, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church by the Rev. A. Streufert. She attended country school near Biscay and later First Lutheran School.

On Sept. 25, 1949, she was united in marriage with Maynard Wolter at First Evangelical Lutheran Church by the Rev. A. Streufert. The couple made their home on Dairy Avenue east of Glencoe.

Mrs. Wolter was a 4-H leader and a past member of Ladies Aid at First Lutheran. From 1976-1993, she was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie and also a member of the St. Peter's Ladies Aid.

She enjoyed cooking, canning, gardening, embroidery, playing canasta and especially enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Robert (Dawn) Wolter of Glencoe, Charlotte (Michael) Alpaugh of Norwood Young America, Ronald Wolter of Glencoe; grandchildren, John Wolter, Erin Wolter, Jamie Alpaugh, Ashley Alpaugh; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Norman Schimelpfenig of Glencoe, Howard Adams of St. Paul, Karen (Gordon) Healey of Glencoe, Bernice Wolter of Glencoe, Melvin (LaVerna) Wolter of Lester Prairie, Ardell (Erna) Wolter of Norwood Young America; as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Mrs. Wolter was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Maynard; an infant brother; brothers, Sam Gottfried and wife Evelyn, Edwin Gottfried; sisters, Dorothy Griesmann and husband Fred, Mary Schimelpfenig, Emma Adams; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ray and Ruth Wolter, Orville Wolter, Laverna and Ervin Miller; and also an infant brother-in-law.

Arrangements were with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe.

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