GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                    Friday, April 27, 2007

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  Lauretta "Sally" Wodarz      

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    HAVRE - Lauretta "Sally" (Brandt) Wodarz, 87, who worked as a registered nurse for 32 years in the Havre community and enjoyed gardening and crocheting, died of natural causes Tuesday at a Chester nursing home, where she had been a resident for the past eight years.

    Vigil prayers are 7 p.m. Monday at Rockman Funeral Chapel in Chester. Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Jude's Catholic Church in Havre, with burial in Highland Cemetery in Havre.

    Survivors include a son, Roy Wodarz of Havre; a daughter, Marie "Patty" Storm of White City, Ore.; a sister, Lydia Hansen of Rudyard; a brother, Eugene Brandt of Chester; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Wodarz, in 1971.

 

     Published in the Great Falls Tribune on 4/27/2007.        

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                      Friday, April 27, 2007

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LAURETTA WODARZ

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    Lauretta Marie "Sally" Wodarz, age 87, died Tuesday evening, April 24th, '2007, of natural causes at the Liberty County Nursmg Home in Chester,  Vigil prayers will be 7 p.m.  Monday, April 30th, at the Rockman Funeral Chapel in Chester. Fuileral Mass will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 1 at St. Jude's Catholic Church in Havre. Burial will follow at the Highland Cemetery in Havre.

    Sally was born November 16, 1919 at Box Elder, Montana. She was the fifth of ten children born to Louis & Laura (Krueger) Brandt. Sally grew up' in the Hi- Line community and received her early education at Inverness. She finished her secondary education in Rudyard where she was a fierce competitor in track and field events. Following her graduation from

Rudyard High School in 1937, Sally continued her education at the Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Havre. She earned her nursing degree in 1940.

Sally met her husband to be, Roy A. Wodarz during this time. They were married July 12, 1941 at St. Jude's Catholic Church in Havre.  They made their home in Havre throughout tbeir married life. In addition to working as a homemaker and mother of. two, Sally was active as a registered nurse. She worked at the Sacred Heart Hospital in those early years, then finished her career at the. Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd. She enjoyed obstetrics, medical-surgical nursing and geriatrics during her 32 years in the nursing field.

    Sally's husband died in 1971. She continued to work until her retirement in 1979. During her retirement years she enjoyed the companionship of a good friend, A. J. Bunton, until his death in 1995. Sally remained in her Havre home until her health began to fail in 1999, when she transferred to the Liberty County Nursing Home in Chester to live with her sister, Cora.

    Sally was a life member of St. Jude's Catholic Church. She was also a member of the Northern Montana Hospital Auxiliary. Her hobbies were many. She loved gardening, crocheting, & embroidering. She also enjoyed fishing, hunting, & camping. In her quiet time at home,- Sally enjoyed reading especially books by Zane Grey.  In addition, she was a lifelong animal lover who raised many pet cats and dogs over the years.

    Sally was preceded in death not only by her husband and parents, but also by four brothers Harold, George, Elmer and Edwin Brandt and three sisters Ruth Nelson, Cora Brandt and Eunice Robertson.

    She is survived by her son, Roy Wodarz (Venise) of Havre; her daughter, Marie "Patty" Storm (Harold) of White City, Oregon; a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Whalen of Chester; 6 grandchildren ; 2 great-grandchildren; sister, Lydia Hansen of Rudyard; brother, Eugene Brandt of Chester; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Undesignated memorials will be given to St. Jude's School in Havre.

    Arrangements by Rockman Funeral Chapel of Chester.

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LIBERTY COUNTY TIMES                                    Wednesday, May 2, 2007

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Lauretta M. Wodarz


Wednesday, May 2, 2007 3:12 PM CDT


    Lauretta Marie (“Sally”) Wodarz, age 87, died Tuesday evening (April 24, 2007) of natural causes at the Liberty County Nursing Home in Chester.
   Sally was born November 16, 1919 at Box Elder, Montana. She was the 5th of ten children born to Louis and Laura (Krueger) Brandt. Sally grew up in the Hi-Line community and received her early education at Inverness. She finished her secondary education in Rudyard where she was a fierce competitor in track and field events. Following her graduation from Rudyard High School in 1937, Sally continued her education at the Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Havre. She earned her nursing degree in 1940.

    Sally met her husband-to-be, Roy A. Wodarz. They were married July 12, 1941 at St. Jude's Catholic Church in Havre. They made their home in Havre throughout their married life. In addition to working as a homemaker and mother of two, Sally was active as a registered nurse. She worked at the Sacred Heart Hospital in those early years, then finished her career at the Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd. She enjoyed obstetrics, medical-surgical nursing, and geriatrics during her 32 years in the nursing field.

    Sally's husband died in 1971. She continued to work until her retirement in 1979. During her retirement years she enjoyed the companionship of a good friend, A. J. Bunton, until his death in 1995. Sally remained in her Havre home until her health began to fail in 1999, when she transferred to the Liberty County Nursing Home in Chester to live with her sister, Cora.
    Sally was a life member of St. Jude's Catholic Church. She was also a past member of the Northern Montana Hospital Auxiliary.
    Her hobbies were many. She loved gardening, crocheting, and embroidering. She also enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping.
    In her quiet time at home, Sally enjoyed reading (especially books by Zane Grey). In addition, she was a lifelong animal lover who raised many pet cats and dogs over the years.
    Sally was preceded in death not only by her husband and parents, but also by 4 brothers (Harold, George, Elmer, and Edwin Brandt) and 3 sisters (Ruth Nelson, Cora Brandt, and Eunice Robertson).
    She is survived by her son, Roy Wodarz (and wife, Venise) of Havre; her daughter, Marie “Patty” Storm (and husband, Harold) of White City, Oregon; a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Whalen of Chester; 6 grandchildren (inc. Emily Gorham, Erick Wodarz, Margie Wodarz, Ivan Wodarz, Dennis Storm, and Kenneth Storm); 2 great-grandchildren (Anisha and Joshua Storm); 1 sister, Lydia Hansen of Rudyard; 1 brother, Eugene Brandt of Chester; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    Vigil Prayers were recited by Father Joseph Diekhans on Monday evening (April 30th) at the Rockman Funeral Chapel in Chester. Sally's funeral mass was celebrated by Father Robert Grosch at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday (May 1st) at St. Jude's Catholic Church in Havre. Burial followed at the Highland Cemetery in Havre. Undesignated memorials will be given to St. Jude's School in Havre.   

    Arrangements were by Rockman Funeral Chapel of Chester.          

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