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Roma Emma Wolter

Roma Emma Wolter, age 84 of Winsted and formerly of Hamburg, died Friday, Sept. 10, 2004 at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.

Roma was born Dec. 20, 1919 in Young America Township, Carver County, the daughter of Edward and Annie (Oelfke) Mackenthun. She was baptized and confirmed at Emanuel Lutheran Church, rural Hamburg, by the Rev. H. Bauman.

She attended Emanuel Lutheran School.

Roma was united in marriage to Hilton J. Wolter July 2, 1936 by the Rev. W. P. Kramer in Young America. The couple farmed near Hamburg until 1983, when they moved into town.

Hilton died in February of 1998. Roma remained in their home until March 2003, when she entered St. Mary’s Care Center.

Roma enjoyed bird watching, baking, flower gardening, doing yard work, and spending time with her family.

She was a long-time member of St. Paul’s Ev. Reformed Church and its womens group.

In addition to her husband, Hilton, Roma was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Harvey Mackenthun; a sister-in-law, Marlys Mackenthun; and a brother-in-law, Clarence Bruers.

She is survived by a son, Roger Wolter (wife Karen) of Hamburg; two daughters: Deanna Panning (husband William) of Hamburg, and Darlene Hecksel (husband Marlow) of Mayer; grandchildren: David Wolter (wife Kelly), John Wolter (wife Sara), Steven Wolter (wife Debra), Timothy Wolter (wife Denise), Dean Panning (wife Karen), Mark Panning (wife Annette), Kari Biermann (husband Brian), Paul Panning, Douglas Hecksel, Lonnie Hecksel (wife Beatrice), Wanda Hecksel, and Ryan Hecksel.

Roma is further survived by great-grandchildren: Jamie, Alicia, Brianna, Jacob, Isaac, Jack, Mackenzie, Afton, Brittney, Kelli (Ben), Luke, Joel, Quinton, Spencer, Lincoln, Carissa, William, Sarah, Jeremy, Justin, and Abigail.

In addition, she is survived by a sister, Leona Bruers; brothers: Clem Mackenthun (wife Laverna), Hillard Mackenthun, Weldon Mackenthun (wife Lilah), Kenneth Mackenthun (wife Marilyn), and Gene Mackenthun (wife Sharon); sister-in-law Elvera Mackenthun; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Monday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m., at St. Paul’s Ev. Reformed Church, rural Hamburg, with the Rev. Dan Schnabel officiating. The organist was Cindy Kroells, and the soloist was Lawrence Biermann. The hymns were “Softly and Tenderly, Jesus is Calling” and “I Heard The Voice of Jesus Say,” and the solos were “In The Garden” and “Now The Light Has Gone Away.”

Visitation with prayer service took place Sunday evening at the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Norwood Young America.

Casketbearers were Steven Wolter, Timothy Wolter, Brian Biermann, Wanda Hecksel, Ryan Hecksel, and Dean Panning. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Arrangements were by Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Norwood Young America.

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