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
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
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
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.