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Ottilie Christine Hoernemann

Ottilie Christine Hoernemann, age 89, of Glencoe, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, at the Waconia Good Samaritan Center.

She was born April 9, 1918, in Hamburg, the daughter of Henry and Alma (Boelter) Gruenhagen. Ottilie was baptized and confirmed into the faith at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg.

Ottilie attended German country school just north of Green Isle.

She was united in marriage with William Hoernemann May 29, 1938, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg.

A member of Friedens United Church of Christ, Ottilie was active in the ladies aid. She enjoyed flower gardening and baking.

Ottilie was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister Leona Wroge and her husband, Harold; brothers-in-law Herman Templin, Karl Hoernemann and Harry Meyer; and sisters-in-law Gertrude Marks and her husband, Alfred, and Emma Kloempken and her husband, Orville.

She is survived by her son, Chester Hoernemann (Dianne) of Lester Prairie; daughter Lois Banke (husband Ted) of Ashland, Ore.; grandchildren Jeff Hoernemann (Sherry) of Mayer, Todd Hoernemann (Kay) of Glencoe; Sheri Hoernemann (Jake Koehler) of Anoka, and Krista Banke of Mesa, Ariz.; brother Martin Gruenhagen (Irene) of Hamburg; sister Marion Templin of New Germany; and sisters-in-law Helma Hoernemann of Lester Prairie and Esther Meyer of Gaylord; as well as other relatives and friends.

The funeral service was Sunday, Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. at Friedens United Church of Christ in rural Norwood Young America with the Rev. Joseph Clay officiating. Musical selections included “In The Garden,” “Abide With Me,” and “Take Thou My Hand And Lead Me.” Interment was in the Lester Prairie City Cemetery, next to Ottilie’s husband, William.

Visitation took place Saturday evening, Jan. 26 at the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Lester Prairie.

Serving as casket bearers were Curtiss Marks, Bruce Gruenhagen, Eunyce Kloempken, Arlene Pysick, Roger Templin, and Ronald Templin. Honorary casket bearers were Lyman Marks and Betty Thiessen.

Arrangements were with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Lester Prairie.