August J. Wohletz, 79

August J. “Auggie” Wohletz, age 79 of Albany, passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 15 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany with Rev. Greg Miller, O.S.B. officiating. Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday at the church in Albany. Parish prayers will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday evening at the church. August Joseph Wohletz was born June 22, 1941 in Albany, Minnesota to Frank and Gertrude (Kohorst) Wohletz. He graduated from Albany High School in 1959. He was united in marriage to Shirley Goebel on September 7, 1963 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Freeport. Auggie was a dairy farmer who farmed southwest of Albany. He was a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church. Auggie enjoyed working crossword puzzles, reading, and spending time with his family at the lake. He loved telling stories and being a little bit of a jokester with his grandchildren. Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Shirley Wohletz of Albany; children, Debra (Butch) Rolfes of Albany, Sue (Rich) Koll of Litchfield, Nancy (Tim) Swarthout of Avon, Dean (Mary Jo) Wohletz of Avon, Paula (Brian) Kisner of Albany, Jason (Tessa) Wohletz of Albany, and Missy (Chris) Donabauer of Albany; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandson; sisters, Judy (Rich) Mareck of Albany and Eileen Dingmann of Richmond; and sister-in-law, Kathy Wohletz of Holdingford. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Joe Wohletz “Baby Joe”; grandchildren, Cassandra Rolfes and Jax Donabauer; brothers, Donald Kleve, Roger Wohletz, and Frank Wohletz, Jr.; sister, Audrey Meierhofer; brothers-in-law, Jerry Meierhofer, Marvin Mastey, and Joe Dingmann; and sister-in-law, Evie Kleve. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.

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