Lauretta "Lolly" Wollersheim, 92, of Brainerd, died Friday, June 20, 2003, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. Lauretta Katherine Fox was born Dec. 1, 1911, in Freeport, to John and Dina (Finken) Fox. She grew and attended school in St. Rosa. After school she moved to Little Falls, where she did domestic work. She was united in marriage to Edmund Wollersheim on June 18, 1935, in St. Rosa. They moved to Minneapolis where Lolly worked at Honeywell and for a catering service. She was enthusiastically involved in her children's activities, helping with 4-H and PTA for many years. Following retirement in 1977, Edmund and Lolly moved to Crosby. Lolly was a very active community volunteer for the HUGS grief support group, the nursing home and her church. She was widowed in 1985. She moved to Brainerd in 1997 and was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church. She participated in Cursillo prayer group, CCW, Foresters and guild activities. Lolly was always keenly interested and involved in the lives of her family. She enjoyed flowers and gardening and needlework. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends, who remember her as a kind and gentle woman with a zest for life and a talent for making everyone feel special.
Lolly is survived by three daughters, Carol "Kip" (Kevin) Hinschberger of Grand Forks, N.D., Sue (Dan) Wiechmann of Brainerd, and Mary (David) Borth of Kilkenny; a son, John (Barb) Wollersheim of St. Cloud; two sisters, Bertha Klosner of Bradenton, Fla., and Louise Phillips of Columbia Heights; two brothers, Am (Roni) Fox, and Otto (Marie) Fox, both of Cottonwood, Ariz; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Mary Ann; two sisters, Rose and Mary Ann; and a brother, Larry.
Mass of Christian Burial was held today, June 23, 10 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd with Father Seamus Walsh officiating. Interment was at Lakewood Cemetery in Crosby. Arrangements were with Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter.
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