Theresa A. Wollak
Theresa A. Wollak, a resident of Little Falls, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at her home at the Alverna Apartments in Little Falls.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, at St. Marys Catholic Church in Little Falls, with Father Joseph Herzing officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Theresa was born May 23, 1931, in Rice, to the late John and Elizabeth (Trettel) Wollak. She attended District 62 Benton Township Country School through eighth grade. She received her GED through St. Cloud Technical College. Theresa worked at St. Gabriels Hospital in the kitchen area. From there she joined the St. Francis Convent for a period of time. After much thought and prayer she left the convent. She moved to Milwaukee, Wis., and managed three apartment buildings and also worked as a nursing assistant at the local hospitals. She retired in 1997 and moved back to Little Falls. She volunteered at St. Ottos and at Alverna Apartments and St. Marys Church, where she would unlock the doors every morning at 4 a.m. She and many others felt she was the closest thing to heaven on earth as she had the keys to Gods house. She was the happiest when she could help others, especially her sister Irene, whom she would visit daily at St. Ottos. Faith, her family and volunteering were the hallmarks of her life and what was most important to her. Theresa lived in such a way that those who knew her, but didnt know God, came to know God because they knew her. She was truly an incredible woman whom we will all miss dearly.
Theresa is preceded in death by her parents, John and Elizabeth; siblings, Frances Schelonka (John), Ann Kloss (John), Gertrude Popp (Julius), John (Marie), Clara Trettel (Sylvester), Rose Fiedler (Joe), Erma Smith (Warren), Tony, Raymond (Catherine), Clarence (Marie), Lucille Maier (Hilary), Claude (Dorothy), Bernice Krueger (Henry), Mary and Ernest.
She was also preceded in death by many other family members and friends.
She is survived by her sisters, Irene Hoeschen of Little Falls, Virginia Drinkwine of Champlin, Betty Martian of New Hope and Marcie Rosencrantz of Apple Valley; as well as a brother, Del of Rosemont; and several other relatives and friends.
Some people come into our lives and leave footprints on our heart and we are never ever the same. From the moment you met her, your life was changed. She was one of Gods angels here on earth.
Theresa A. Wollak