Louise Marguerite Wetterlin passed away at home in the loving arms of her family on Thursday April 21, 2022 in Rochester MN.
Louise was born May 30, 1935 to Louis & Elsie (Miller) Hutchins in La Crosse WI. She graduated from La Crosse Central High School in 1952 and worked at Badger Corrugating. She married Donald Wetterlin on May 7, 1955 and they enjoyed nearly 67 years together. The couple had four children and Louise left the workforce to raise them. She returned to work in 1969 as secretary to the Superintendent of Onalaska Public Schools. The family moved in late 1972 to Rochester MN and Louise was hired by IBM. She retired from IBM in 1991 as a product scheduler.
Louise is survived by husband Donald; children Linda, Tamara Meade, Donald (Donna), & Kari; her sister Carol Winther and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother John, and son-in-law David Meade.
Many thanks to the staffs of the Mayo Care Transitions Program and Seasons Hospice for their compassionate care during the final years of Louise's life. Following cremation, Louise will be interned in Mormon Coulee Memorial Park outside La Crosse.
Thanks to the caring staff of Ranfranz & Vine for their assistance.
"Thank you, Kari, for your kindness is thinking of me at this time. Your parents were wonderful neighbors in Sun City West and good friends to my dogs, Dot & Dash. We miss your dad at the Barbershop concerts and I will forward this to Jack McGill who often asks if I have heard from him. It is always amazing to find out our retired friends have had such distinguished careers as your mother did. I can only congratulate you and your family for having had a wonderful wife and mother. Carole Parnell."
"Louise was such a kind and caring person! I remember her smiling face and soft voice the first time I met her in 1958 when I was dating her brother, John, (my future husband). She made us popcorn. All these years and tears later, she welcomed Bert into our family as a ?new? brother. Rest In Peace, Louise! Love to the family!!"
"Louise was a delightful lady, the dear mom of my good friend and quartet pal, Linda. She loved our quartet and supported us in so many ways. Our visits to her home were such fun and so memorable. My condolences to Don and family."