Wilma's Story

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Wilma Viola (Theresa) Kuritz was born Dec. 6, 1916, in Murray Co, MN near Slayton to William Henry Kuritz and Theresa Anna Tegeler. Wilma grew up in Springfield and graduated from high school there in 1934. While in high school and right after she did house cleaning for several families. She then worked as a nurse for Tessian's Hospital. On Aug 4, 1940, Wilma was married to Leonard M. Anderson and thereafter lived on his farm and was a farmwife and homemaker. Wilma and Leonard were blessed with 4 children, Keith D., Nancy L., Marsha Beth, and Jon Scott. Leonard passed away March 3, 1989 in Springfield. Wilma later married Lewis O. Wellner in April 1991. Lewis passed away June 17, 2004.
Wilma is survived by sons Keith D (Paula) and Jon S (Kim) and daughter Nancy L., daughter in-law Karen Kuritz and son-in-law Tim Berg and his wife Bonnie, step children Cheryl (Ron) Smith and Rick Wellner; 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Leonard M Anderson and Lewis O Wellner; 2 sisters Edith E.(2) and Erna B.(54); daughter Marsha B. Berg and son from a previous relationship Vance R. Kuritz; granddaughter Danielle Goette; and step-daughter Janice Andersen.
Published on March 8, 2017
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