February 21, 2023 at 3:51 p.m.

Mary Woitalla

Mary Woitalla
Mary Woitalla


Mary Woitalla, 93, of Albany, formerly of St. Anna, passed away Feb. 11, 2023, at Mother of Mercy Campus of Care in Albany.

Mass of Christian Burial was Feb. 18 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Anna. Burial was in the parish cemetery

Mary was born May 16, 1929, in Holdingford, to Mike and Mary (Roske) Kotzer. She married Alois Woitalla May 23, 1944, in St. Anna. She farmed with her husband and cooked at The Landing for 28 years. She helped prepare meals for funerals and bazaars with the church. Mary enjoyed gardening, canning and especially spending time with her grandchildren. She was a lifelong member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Anna and a lifelong resident of St. Anna.

Mary is survived by her children, Helen Rakotz of Albany, Donald (Toshi) Woitalla of Bremerton, Washington, MaryAnn Heitzman of Holdingford, David Woitalla of Albany, Joseph Woitalla of Albany, Diane (Steve) Lacey of Plymouth, Mark (Wendy) Woitalla of Northfield, Richard Woitalla of Albany, and Duane Woitalla of Avon; daughter-in-law Barb Woitalla of Avon; 28 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters Angie Nierenhausen of St. Joseph, Annie Volkers of Sauk Rapids, Susie Hills of Sauk Rapids, John Kotzer of Albany, and Jim Kotzer of St. Cloud.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mike and Mary (Roske) Kotzer; husband Alois; sons Raymond and John; son-in-law James Rakotz; daughter-in-law Bonnie; grandchildren David Heitman, Justin Woitalla and Steven Woitalla; brothers and sisters Irene Daucette, Jerome Kotzer, Lorraine Guzy, Victor Kotzer, Marvene Marsolek, Phyllis Kotzer, Joyce Buemer and Mike Kotzer.

Arrangements were made with Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Albany.



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