March 13, 1930 - March 9, 2021
Lawrence Woitalla, 90 year old resident of Harding, MN, passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at the Harmony House in Brainerd, MN. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Harding, MN. Burial will take place in the Holy Cross Parish Cemetery in Harding, MN. A visitation will be held from 12:30-2:00 P.M. on Saturday at the Church. Arrangements for Lawrence are with the Shelley Funeral Chapel of Pierz. Lawrence was born in Pulaski Township, Morrison County to the late John and Clara (Wimmer) Woitalla. He grew up on the family farm in Pulaski Township, where he also attended Country School. Growing up he worked for area farmers as a hired hand on various farms until the age of 22. Lawrence was drafted into the US Army in February of 1952 where he served in the Korean War until January of 1954. While serving in Korea he earned the United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Korean Service Ribbon with Bronze Service Star. Lawrence was honorably discharged in 1960 when he returned home and began working at Frigidaire in St. Cloud, MN and farmed for several years. He loved hunting squirrels, fishing, picking agates and berries. Lawrence was also an avid gardener and faithfully fed the birds that visited his feeders. He also kept himself busy by tearing apart old junk cars, splitting wood and when all his work was completed, he enjoyed watching TV. Lawrence also had the gift of gab; he never passed an opportunity to visit with friends and family. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. Lawrence is survived by daughters, Lori (John) Kowalczyk of Hillman, Julie (Eric Przybilla) Boser of Pierz, MN and Shelly Seppelt (Larry's special friend) of Harding, MN brothers, Louis (Julie) Woitalla of Harding, MN and Edmund (Nancy) Woitalla of Buffalo, MN; sisters, Florentine Brill of Freedhem, MN, Helen Faust of Waite Park, MN, and Joyce Woitalla of St. Cloud, MN; grandchildren, Roxanne (Josh) Lehmeier, Jasmine (special friend Austin) Boser, Jade Boser, and Jetta Boser and great-grandchildren, Isabelle and Brady Lehmeier. Lawrence was preceded in death by son, Larry Woitalla; parents, John and Clara Woitalla; siblings, Marcella Deppa, Tracy Muehlbauer, Peter Woitalla and Raymond Woitalla.
Lawrence Woitalla, 90 year old resident of Harding, MN, passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at the Harmony House in Brainerd, MN. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Holy Cross Catholic Church... View Obituary & Service Information
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