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Myrtle M. Kotzenmacher

Myrtle M. Kotzenmacher

Oct. 2, 1922 - Nov. 12, 2013

MONTICELLO - Myrtle M. Kotzenmacher, age 91 of Monticello, MN formerly of Brooten, MN passed away at Centra Care Health of Monticello on Tuesday November 12, 2013. Visitation will be Saturday November 16, 2013 from 930 AM to 1030 AM at St. Henry Catholic Church, 1001 East 7th Street, Monticello. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1030 AM with Fr. Tony VanderLoop officiating. Interment will be St. Donatus Catholic Cemetery of Brooten, MN. Funeral arrangements are with the Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel of Monticello.

Myrtle was born on October 2,1922 in Epping, ND to John and Elizabeth (Marx) Hannegrefs. She moved to Olivia, MN at age 15. She worked as a waitress in Olivia and later moved to Spokane, Washington. She was united in marriage to John Kotzenmacher on February 27, 1946. They farmed the family farm in the Willmar area until 1969, and then dairy farmed in Brooten until retiring in 1979. Myrtle continued to live in Brooten until 2003, when she moved to Monticello to be near her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John; parents John and Elizabeth; an infant son; five brothers; and five sisters. Myrtle is survived by her sons Eugene (Lana) of Alexandria, Richard of Baxter, Paul of Cambridge, Daniel of Monticello; daughters Mary Ann (Tom) Schafer of Lake Havasu City, AZ, Rita (Lonny) Schoeppler of Spicer, Janet (Mike) Anderson of Spicer, Delores (Steve) Schmidt of Big Lake, Bernice (Todd) Allen of Ramsey; 28 grandchildren; and 24 great grandchildren.