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Tuesday, October 24, 2023
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Clemmy A. Woitas passed away peacefully in hospice at Oaklawn Nursing Home in Mankato on Monday, October 16, 2023, from complications due to lung and heart disease. She was 89.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30am, on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Clair with the Rev. Robert Schneider officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:00am on Tuesday until the time of the service. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Mankato. Mankato Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Clementine Ann was born on July 16, 1934, the only child of Clem and Hildegard (Scheurer) Wenner. She grew up on a farm in Mankato Township. Clemmy disliked being an only child and was thrilled when her 'sister' Darlene came to live with their family when she and Darlene were both 11.
Clemmy attended St. Peter and Paul's Grade School and Loyola High School in Mankato, where she was especially proud of being selected homecoming queen of her 1952 graduating class. Following high school she completed a secretarial course at the Mankato Commercial College.
In 1953, while working as a secretary in Mankato, Clemmy met and became friends with Virgina Woitas. Virginia introduced Clemmy to her older brother, Sy Woitas. Shortly after meeting, Clemmy and Sy began their courtship and on Valentine's Day 1954 they became engaged. They built a home on the Wenner farm, right across the road from Clemmy's parents. Construction of the home was completed in time for their wedding on April 25, 1955. Together Clemmy and Sy raised their 5 children. Clemmy often said that having 5 kids in 6 ½ years kept her on her toes.
Clemmy was a housewife and homemaker. She enjoyed her family, lunch with friends, breakfast with her Wenner cousins, reading, watching and feeding the birds, collecting owls, word search puzzles and watching old classic romance and western movies.
Clemmy is survived by her children, Catherine (Dennis) Seys of St. Clair, Irene Hanson of St. Cloud, Ken Woitas of rural Mankato, Linda Davis Cumming (Randy) of Lake Crystal and Craig (Liza) Woitas of Huntley; ten grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Clem Woitas and H.P. “Patrick” Humbert; sister-in-law, Shirley Woitas; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Clemmy was preceeded in death by her parents; husband, Sylvester C. “Sy” Woitas in 2009; son-in-law, David Davis; sister and brother-in-law, Darlene and Jerry Bohnert; sister-in-law, Virginia (Woitas) Humbert, and brother-in-law, Norbert Woitas.
The family would like to thank the Oaklawn Nursing Home staff, the Emergency Dept. and ICU staff at Mayo Health Care Systems in Mankato and the Mayo Hospice staff, for their attentiveness to Mom's needs and for the excellent, quality, compassionate care Mom received. Also, for all of the conversations, explanations, guidance, and kindnesses extended to us, her family, during this difficult time.
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