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Charlotte Wuttke

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Charlotte Wuttke age 82 of New Ulm, MN, formerly of Fredericksburg, IA, died Monday, October 9, 2017, at Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye, MN. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 13, 2017, at United Methodist Church, Fredericksburg with Pastor Mike Christie officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Fredericksburg with Marvin Steege, Darrel Steege, Calvin Steege, Paul Brandenburg, Richard Ross, and David Ross serving as pallbearers. Friends may greet the family from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 13, 2017, at the United Methodist Church, Fredericksburg prior to the funeral on Friday. Charlotte Ann Wuttke was born February 23, 1935, in Alpha, IA, the daughter of Marion and Vera (Lickess) Brandenburg. She attended country school and graduated from Fredericksburg High School in 1953. Upon graduation, Charlotte started working for the Fredericksburg grocery store for several years. During high school she met a young boy name Richard Wuttke, the couple dated a period of time before being married on November 18, 1956, at the United Methodist Church, Fredericksburg. To this union, two children were born. Charlotte worked at Stork hatchery in Fredericksburg where she was in charge of a department who specialized in preparing goose eggs so they could be used by artists to create art. She then started the first pre-school in Fredericksburg out of her home, running it for several years. Charlotte became owner and operator the Lunch Wagon, providing food for attendees of local auctions. The couple relocated to New Ulm, MN, in 1998. Charlotte did a variety of activities that kept her busy in New Ulm. Charlotte enjoyed fishing, bowing and card club. She enjoyed going to flea markets and garage sales with Richard where she was always looking for the next treasure. Charlotte enjoyed spontaneous day trips to the casino. Charlotte is survived by one son, Bruce (Janna) Wuttke of Mason City, IA; one daughter, Amy Sansfield of Kernville, CA, one brother, Clifford (Rhoda) Brandenburg of Tucson, AZ; three sisters, Virginia Conklin of West Union, IA, Darlene Steege of Fredericksburg, IA; Beverly (Everett) Hyman of Oelwein, IA; four grandchildren, Andrew Wuttke, Logan Lines, Amanda Wuttke, Hunter Lines. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard in 2005; one brother, Amos Brandenburg; five sisters, Leitha Ross, Donna Klotz, Mavis Laabs, Marian Briggs, and Verla Niemann.

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  1. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time in your lives…Growing up with Bruce and Amy thru the school yrs and Dick and Charlotte and our parents close friends…lots of memories to remember…The Flugges…Debbie, Dale and Tracy, Darla and Ron, Dean and Darin…

  2. Thoughts and prayers Amy and Bruce’s families and friends . May your memories help you find peace and comfort now and in days to come ..

  3. Dear Bruce & Amy and families, I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of summers visiting Fredericksburg and hanging out with Aunt Charlotte. And who can forget our trip to Colorado and other various places? We always had so much fun….such fond memories. When Bill and I lived in Minnesota she and Uncle Dick stopped by our home and served our kids snow cones! I think our kids really thought we had hit the jackpot of all relatives! We also visited them in New Ulm and spent a couple of very nice Sundays together. This is a hard time of transition, but those memories are what we can all hold onto as we grieve the loss of someone who has always been in our lives. Unfortunately, I will be unable to attend on Friday, but will be thinking of you and pray you will be comforted by the wonderful memories and time you had with your Mom. Hugs and love, Stacy

  4. Dear Bruce, Amy, and families …. Sending sincere sympathy to you during your time of loss. So many fond memories growing up ‘down the alley’ but especially sharing friendship fun and enjoying Charlotte’s humor and wit at Plum Creek Country Club. May God grant you His Peace and the blessings of family and friends.♡

  5. To Bruce, Amy and families, Saddened to learn of your loss and want you to know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of all of the Finis & Donna Brandenburg family cousins. As I reflect on my interactions with your mom during our youth, sleepovers and my mom’s ‘laundromat’ visits come to mind. Charlotte always made us feel so welcome. She also created a home with books and novelties that were fascinating and inspiring. For me, she opened up a world of possibilities beyond farm life. Those are the gifts and memories I will forever cherish. Hope these memories and many more ease the pain of your loss. Love, Mike and Georgann Brandenburg

  6. Our sympathy to all. Sad to hear about your mom. The weekly phone calls with my mom were always nice for both. Wish I could attend on Friday to see the family but it’s not possible. Thoughts and prayers to all. Jill & Scott Conlon

  7. Bruce and Amy, I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was such a special lady with a terrific sense of humor. I have so many fond memories of your folks…. Iowa football games, Friday night fun, river rafting, the golf course, church, going to the river on Sundays…. I hadn’t seen her in a few years, but often thought of her and smiled. May your memories bring you comfort.

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