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Louise Artmann, 81

Louise R. Artmann, age 81, of New Germany, passed away April 4, 2020.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Louise Artmann will take place Thursday, June 18, at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.

A visitation will take place Wednesday, June 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. with prayer service at 6:30 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.

Interment will be at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in Winsted.

Arrangements are by The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. Online condolences can be directed to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.


Louise Rosalie Artmann, age 81, of New Germany, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2020, at her son’s home in Young America, surrounded by her family.

A Mass of Christian will take place at a later date at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, with Father Tony Stubeda as the celebrant. Alice Nowak will be the organist for the Mass. Carrie and Paul Fedor family will provide special music. Interment will be at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Josh and Leah Artmann, Ryan and Ashley Maass, David Popelka, and Russell Hanson.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.

Louise was born July 16, 1938, in Glencoe, the daughter of Paul and Louise (Penas) Popelka. She was baptized as an infant at St. George Catholic Church in Glencoe.

Louise and Gilbert Artmann were joined in holy marriage June 21, 1958, at St. George Catholic Church. God blessed their marriage with three sons: Kurt, Kevin, and Keith.

Louise was formerly employed for 45 years at Poly Foam Inc. in Lester Prairie.

She was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, and often picked up close friends for Saturday night Mass.

Louise enjoyed going to the casino with friends, horse races at Canterbury, yearly Laughlin trips with friends, watching and betting on Vikings games, reading, and yard work.

After retirement, some of her days were filled with watching two of her great-grandchildren: Bentley and Ella.

Louise was the most selfless soul; she never complained, had a big heart, and a great sense of humor. She cherished the time spent with her family; especially her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Louise was loved by many.

She is survived by her sons: Kevin Artmann of New Germany, and Keith (Heidi) Artmann of Young America; grandchildren Ashley (Ryan) Maass, Josh (Leah) Artmann, and Andrew Artmann; great-grandchildren Brody, Bentley and Ella; and Lane, Davis and Miles; a sister, Dorothy Hanson of Mound; and many other relatives and friends.

Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert H. Artmann; her son, Kurt Artmann; her parents; and siblings Jerome and Paul Popelka, Elaine Frauendienst, and Rachel Evans.

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