Viola Mae (Hamblin) Wurzberger, age 84, of Glencoe, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Golden Hearts Assisted Living in Arlington.
She was born Dec. 17, 1933, in Raymore, MO, the daughter of Karl and Jennie (Hennessey) Hamblin.
Viola received her education through the eighth grade in Nevis, MN.
She was baptized and confirmed in 1952, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.
Viola was united in marriage to Joseph Wurzberger Nov. 6, 1954, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. The couple made their home in Raymore, MO; Nevis, Glencoe, and Arlington, MN.
Their marriage was blessed with seven children: Donald, Judith, Michael, David, Connie, Tammy and Tom. Viola and Joseph shared almost 30 years of marriage before Joseph passed away Oct. 10, 1984.
Viola worked at the Glencoe Hospital, Glencoe Drycleaners, and Starkey Labs, where she retired.
She was a faithful member at Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe, serving on the Council of Catholic Women.
Viola enjoyed sewing, quilting, baking, gardening, and crossword puzzles. She also loved watching the Minnesota Twins, and dancing to old time music; and cherished the time spent with her family and friends.
Viola is survived by:
son, Don and Mary Wurzberger of Sartell, Aimee (Joel) Adelaide and Henry Miron, Kelli (Charles) Owen and Eloise Killmer, and Erin Wurzberger and special friend, Noel;
daughter, Judy and Keith Ide of Winsted, Jason Ide and special friend, Veronica, Aiden, Taydem and Skylar Ide, Lindsay (Ryan) Korbin, and Kinley Jabas;
son, Mike and Michelle Wurzberger of Sauk Rapids, Josh (Krista) Trenten, and Trever Wurzberger;
son, Dave Wurzberger and special friend, Becky Pelkey, of St. Cloud; Kallie Wurzberger and special friend, Dallas, Mitchell Prafke, and Nathan Prafke;
daughter, Connie Wurzberger and special friend, Jay, of Waite Park, Tianna (James) and Henry Hueser, Joey Weiss and special friend, Aleisha, Brianna Brady and Archie,
daughter, Tammy and Marlin Petzel of Arlington, Tyler (Andrea) Emma and Robby Petzel, Makenzie (Eddie) Putzier; and
son, Tom Wurzberger and fiancée, Debbie Menden, of Waconia, Nick Draper and Brooke Draper, Alexis Wurzberger and Jon and Levi Kramer, Dylan (Katie) Carson and Ceceila Wurzberger.
She is also survived by brothers, sisters and in-laws: Ruth Mathews, Francis Hamblin, Donnis Beneke, Josie and Jerry Kalis, Carroll and Marlene Hamblin, Darrell Hamblin, Yvonne Hamblin, Bill and Marilyn Hamblin, Harold and Violet Hamblin, Ron Hamblin, Agnes Peterson and Alvin Wurzberger.
In addition to her husband, Joe, Viola was preceded in death by her parents, Karl and Jennie Hamblin; in-laws Joe and Leona Wurzberger, and siblings and in-laws, Ray Hamblin, Ann Hamblin, Ervin Mathews, Harvey Beneke, Virg Hamblin, Gale and Joann Hamblin, Don Heimerl, and Melvin Wurzberger.
Mass of Christian Burial took place Monday, June 25 at 11 a.m. at Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe, followed by interment in the Glencoe Catholic Cemetery. Father Anthony Stubeda officiated at the Mass; the pianist was Sue Mielke. Soloists Aimee Miron and Kelli Killmer performed “I Can Only Imagine” and “Old Rugged Cross.”
Song leaders were Gus and Irene Makovsky. Congregational hymns included “Here I Am Lord,” “I Am The Bread Of Life,” “Song Of Farewell,” and “Amazing Grace.”
Aimee Miron, Jason Ide, Josh Wurzberger, Kallie Wurzberger, Joey Weiss, Tyler Petzel, and Dylan Wurzberger were casket bearers.
Honorary casket bearers were Kelli Killmer, Lindsay Jabas, Erin Wurzberger, Tianna Hueser, Brianna Brady, Makenzie Putzier, Nick Draper, Brooke Draper, and Alexis Wurzberger.
Arrangements were with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book available at www.mcbridechapel.com; click on Obituaries/Guest Book.