Adeline B. Wachlin, age 87 of Austin, Minnesota, passed away peacefully Thursday afternoon, January 30, 2020, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home in Austin, surrounded by her loving family. Adeline Bertha Wuertz was born May 26, 1932, in rural Waltham, Minnesota, the daughter of Alvin and Verona (Bode) Wuertz. She grew up in rural Waltham and graduated from Austin High School in 1949. Adeline then attended teacher training at Austin Junior College. On June 14, 1951, she married Paul Wachlin at Trinity Lutheran Church, Waltham, Minnesota. Their marriage was blessed with five children. Adeline worked as a CNA first at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home in Austin and then at Field Crest Care Center in Hayfield, Minnesota for 35 years. She was a life-long member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Waltham, where she was active in Ladies Aid and played the organ for many years. Adeline was an excellent seamstress. She treasured her time spent on bus trips with her husband and especially loved spending time her with family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Survivors include her son, Mark Wachlin of Brownsdale, MN; three daughters, Muriel (David) Polzin of Norwood Young America, MN, Julie (Mark) Endorf of Ham Lake, MN, Susan (Jim) Anderson of Rochester, MN; 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; one sister, Linda (Larry) Stoterau of Orange, CA; sister-in-law, Alpha Wuertz of Longmont, CO; and brother-in-law, Marcus Simantel of Seaside, OR. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Verona Wuertz; husband, Paul Wachlin in 2013; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Lynda Wachlin; one brother, Donald Wuertz; and one sister, Marilyn Simantel.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 3, 2020 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Waltham, Minnesota, with Rev. Jesse Krusemark officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 2, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Waltham, and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Interment will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Waltham. Memorials can be directed to the Parkinson’s Foundation or Trinity Lutheran Church, Waltham. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.
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