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Wilma D. Bormann

Aug 15, 2008

ESTHERVILLE – Mass of Christian burial for Wilma D. Bormann, 98, of Estherville will be held 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 16, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Estherville with Father Verne Stapenhorst, celebrant. Internment will be at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Estherville. She died Wednesday, Aug. 13 at her home in Estherville.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. today at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Wilma Dorothy (Wobbe) Bormann, the daughter of Henry and Dora (Luke) Wobbe was born April 27, 1910, in Phillip, S.D.

Wilma received her education in rural country schools, graduating from Graettinger High School with the honor of class valedictorian. Wilma then attended St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Sioux City where she obtained her registered nurse degree.

On Sept. 5, 1935, Wilma was united in marriage to Bernard V. Bormann in Graettinger. The couple made their home in Estherville where Wilma was employed as a registered nurse at Holy Family Hospital.

In 1946, the family moved to Morris, Minn., where she continued to work as an RN. Bernard died in May of 1996. After his death Wilma returned to Estherville.

While living in Morris, Wilma was active in Assumption Catholic Church and Morris community affairs. In Estherville, she was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of America and Respect for Life. Wilma received an award from the Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life for her commitment and devotion.

Left to cherish his memory are her children, Dianne Mahoney of Winsted, Minn.; Rosemary Froehle and her husband, Arthur of Minneapolis, Minn.; Gerald Bormann and his wife, Priscilla of Plymouth, Minn.; Jon Bormann of St. Louis Park, Minn.; Carol Kapsen and her husband, Terrance of Edina, Minn.; son-in-law, Norm Rosenberg of Burnsville, Minn.; 20 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Margaret Wobbe of Estherville; and Doris Schealler and her husband, Francis of Graettinger.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Marilyn Rosenberg; granddaughter, Jenny Mahoney; sisters, Beatrice Johnson; Gertrude Wobbe; and an infant brother.

The family wishes to express its sincere gratitude to Phyllis Henkins for her loving care of Wilma.

In lieu of flowers, Wilma’s family suggests that memorial donations be directed to Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis or MCCL.

Online condolences may be made at www.henryolsonfuneral.com