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Obituaries from the week of September 10, 2008

Louise Wyffels, 85
Louise Madeline Wyffels was born October 22, 1922 in Marshall, Minnesota, one of 10 children of Math and Elizabeth Anthony.
She married her sweetheart across the road, Charles C. Wyffels and they were successful farmers in Minnesota. Charles preceded her in death in May of 1978. She retired to West St. Paul area to be near her son, daughter and grandchildren. She is survived by Duane C. Wyffels, retired, married to Doris in Roswell, New Mexico, her daughter, Diane Godfrey, nurse in Egan, Minnesota and Darlene Loose, realtor in Visalia, California. She had three grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Three years ago, she left the snow country and moved to Visalia near Darlene
She will be remembered by her love of flowers and her home, her kindness, her love of life, family and friends (and her grand-dogs) and her caregiver, Maria Marquez. She continued her journey of believing in God and Jesus Christ on August 19, 2008. She instilled great pride, high ethics, the ability to love and share in her children. She will be missed by all.
On September 12, 2008 a mass will be said in her memory by Father Bob Wyffels and Father Robert at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tracy at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Services will follow the Mass with a reception in the church basement. Prior to the Mass, the Rosary will be said at the church at 8:30 a.m. with visitation following rosary.
In lieu of flowers, she would love any assistance to the local SPCA or charity of your choice.

LeRoy Otto, 85
LeRoy E. Otto died Sept. 4, 2008 at the age of 85 in Brendan House, Kalispell MT. He died of complications from lung cancer.
LeRoy was born in Worthington MN on June 12, 1923. He attended Slayton High School until entering the USMC in 1941. During WWII he served in Saipan-Guadacanal-Gilbert Island and Samoa.
He married Jeannette Kantner on May 12, 1945 at Cape May, NJ. He was retired at time of his death but had worked as the city manager for Tracy for many years. He was active in the VFW and American Legion. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing horseshoes.
There will be a graveside service at FT. Snelling on Sept. 19 at 12:30 p.m.
He is survived by the following children. Dawn Brown (Virgil), Lotus CA, Gary Otto (Lisa), Huntsville AL and Deb Klontz (Pat), Kalispell MT. Brother Lyle Otto, Boise Id. Grandchildren Andrew Schmidt, Linda Otto, Susan Copeland and James Otto. Great grandchildren Sam, Kelly, Alexandria, Mikayla, Jordan, Summer, Kylie and Briana and several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by wife Jeannette, parents Herman and Mabel Otto and sister Lavonne.
Memorials suggested to the American Lung Association or the American Cancer Society.