Aurelia Boettger

NEW ULM – Aurelia Boettger, 94, of New Ulm, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 16, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John A. Richter celebrating the Mass. Burial will be in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday and from 7:30 -10 a.m. Saturday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home, NORTH CHAPEL, in New Ulm. The St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth Catholic United will pray the rosary at 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and the Christian Mothers Society will pray the rosary at 4 p.m. Friday at the Cathedral.

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Aurelia is survived by sisters-in-law, Annabelle Schaefer, Agnes Schaefer and Veronica Forstner; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold in 1978; brothers, Herbert, John (as an infant), Lawrence, Henry, Father Roman, Leo, James; and sisters, Esther, Sister Sharon (Ruth), and her twin sister, Amelia.

Aurelia (Schaefer) Boettger was born on March 6, 1919 in Nicollet County to Leo N. and Amelia (Bushard) Schaefer. She attended grade school in District 20. Aurelia graduated from Gibbon High School in 1937. After graduation, she worked for her aunt and uncle until she went to California for a year where she worked in a grocery store. Upon her return she worked at the New Ulm Telephone Company from 1948 until it became automated. On June 1, 1954 she was united in marriage to Arnold Boettger at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in New Ulm. She entered Oak Hills Assisted Living in 2004 and has been at Oak Hills Living Center since January 2013. Aurelia loved to keep up with the news and enjoyed musical entertainment. Before she became blind she enjoyed traveling, dancing and playing cards. She was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Christian Mothers Society, St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth Catholic United, and the Turner Ladies.

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