Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Margaret Wolters, 88, of Estherville will be held at 4 p.m., Friday, April 21, 2017, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Estherville with Father Merlin Schrad and Father Brian Hughes, co-celebrants. She died in Estherville at Avera Holy Family Hospital on April 4, 2017.
Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m., Friday at the church.
Mary Margaret (Bradley) Wolters, was born July 21, 1928, in Ulysses, Neb., the second of five children and the only daughter, born to Stephen and Margaret (McGowan) Bradley.
She graduated from St. Catherine's School of Nursing in Omaha, Neb., in 1951.
It was during her nursing school training that she met the love of her life, Donald Wolters, whom she married on Sept. 1, 1951. After spending one year in Sioux City, they moved to Estherville where she continued to live until the time of her death.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Don, her parents, as well as her four brothers Jack, Dan, Chuck, and Jerry.
She is survived by her son, Peter M. Wolters (Virginia) Whitefish Bay, Wis.; daughter, Peggy Bruner (Ed) of Woodruff, Wis.; grandchildren, Emily A. Huffman (Paul) of Chicago, Ill., Bradley E. Wolters (Kate) of Alexandria, Va., Peter E. Wolters (Dr. Katie) of Oshkosh, Wis., Carrie Waldron of Fort Collins, Colo., and Sarah M. Waldron of Fort Collins. She is further survived by great-grandchildren, Madeline, Hannah, and William Huffman, Elizabeth and Anne Wolters and Peter R. and Henry Wolters.
She chose as her primary career to take care of her husband and children. She had a wide circle of friends and her interests included playing bridge, reading, skiing, quilting, water aerobics, old fashions, and spending time at the family cabin in Hayward, Wis. She could be the life of any party and lived her life to the fullest.
She served as the co-chair of Estherville Winter Sports Festival. She was an instructor in the Nursing Programs at Iowa Lakes Community College and worked for some time in the Drug Treatment Program at Holy Family Hospital.
Having met at Creighton while Don was in Medical School and Mary Margaret was in Nursing Training they decided to spend eternity together at Creighton, and so she has also donated her body to Creighton's Medical School as did Donald and where they will be interred with the remains of others who have donated their bodies.
In lieu of flowers memorials to the Estherville Public Library, St. Patrick's Parish, The Regional Wellness Center, Avera Holy Family Hospital, or the charity of the donor's choice are recommended.