Loretta M. Brutger, 93
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June 30, 1919 - March 24, 2013
Mass of Christian Burial for Loretta M. Brutger, 93 of Watkins, will be 10:30 am Wednesday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins. Loretta passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins. Fr. John Brunner and Fr. Richard Gross will officiate. Interment will be in the St. Nicholas Catholic Cemetery in St. Nicholas.
Friends may call from 4-8pm on Tuesday and from 9-10 am on Wednesday at the Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins. Watkins Senior Citizens will pray the rosary at 4 pm on Tuesday at the funeral home followed by parish prayers at 4:30 pm and Wat-Kim-Valley VFW Auxiliary Post 5460 prayers at 6:30 pm.
Loretta M. Brutger was born on June 30, 1919 at Cold Spring, MN. She was the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Molitor) Theis. Loretta was united in marriage to August M. Brutger in 1939 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring.
Loretta is survived by her children and their spouses, Esther Hickman of Watkins, Donald and Linda Brutger of Cold Spring, Elmer and Lona Brutger of Eden Valley, Al and Dorothy Brutger of Eden Valley, Vernon and Lucy Brutger of Watkins, Doris and Nick Thielen of Eden Valley, Leon and Becky Brutger of Cokato, Mary Kay and John Magoon of Royalton, Mark and Pam Brutger of Watkins; 29 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren; special friend, Charlie Larson of Cold Spring; sister, Dorothy Kosloski of St. Cloud.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, August; son, Andrew; infant twin sons; son-in-law, Harold Hickman; four sisters and one brother.
Ertl Funeral Home, Watkins
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Mar. 26, 2013