Alvina R. Woltjer, 77, of Willmar, passed away in her sleep on Thursday, June 9th at Rice Care Center in Willmar. Her memorial service was held on Saturday, June 18th at Bethel Lutheran Church in Willmar. Burial was in Paynesville Cemetery. Arrangements were with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar. On-line condolences may be left at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home.
Alvina Ruth Woltjer was born October 21, 1938, to Albert and Clara (Olson) Nelson in Colfax County. She graduated from Paynesville High School. Alvina was married in 1957 and later divorced. She was a homemaker, where she enjoyed teaching her children crafts and projects. She was strong in her faith and passed her beliefs onto her children. Alvina also enjoyed reading and was an avid Twins fan; win or lose, she would cheer them on, her favorite being Joe Mauer. She will be missed by her family and many friends at Rice Care Center.
Alvina was blessed with five children: Anita Kriegh (Ron Erickson) of Superior, WI, Pamela (Rose Dahm) Woltjer of New London, Chester Jr. (Rhonda) Woltjer of Grand Junction, CO, Timothy (Sherry) Woltjer of Dell Rapids, SD, and Kristi Robinson of Dell Rapids, SD; 6 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Alvina is also survived by her sister, Marylin Knouse of Tacoma, WA; and aunt, Esther Woltjer of Willmar.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, brother, two granddaughters and one grandson.