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November 21, 1926 – January 12, 2023

Mae Isabelle (Gagner) Wichterman, 96, of Monticello, passed away peacefully at her home on January 12, 2023, with family by her side.

Mae was born November 21, 1926 in Brooks, MN to Robert and Rose Gagner. She was raised in the Brooks community where she attended school and was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith.

Following her high school graduation, she earned her teaching certificate. She later attended Bemidji State University, where she received her special education degree.

She was united in marriage to Louis Wichterman on June 26, 1948. Their marriage was blessed with 6 children. Mae taught at the Stephen School, Terrebonne School, Crookston Cathedral Catholic School, Brooks Elementary School and Silver Lake schools.

Mae enjoyed helping Louie with the family aerial crop spraying business. She was a loving mother and was so proud of her family, as well as all the children she taught over the years. She enjoyed every moment she spent with her family, especially their time at their South Twin Lake cabin and Pearl Lake home. Mae also enjoyed quilting, gardening, and traveling. Mae was very devoted in her faith and was an active member of her church.

She is survived by her children, Ken (Julie) Wichterman, Jane (Tom) Hackenmueller, Greg (Lisa) Wichterman, Mike (Mary) Wichterman, Melissa Tinsley, and Sally Wichterman, foster daughter Yvonne Ratai, siblings, Rolland (Nancy) Gagner, Angela Stone, Barbara (Vernon) LaCoursiere, Clarence (Diane) Gagner, Poncho (Char) Gagner, sisters-in-law Kathy Gagner, Ronalee Gagner, 19 grandchildren, and 33 great grandchildren.

Mae is preceded in death by her husband, Louis Wichterman, parents Robert and Rose Gagner, Mother-in-law and Father-in-law Elizabeth and Art Wichterman, siblings, Madore, Jerome, Freddy, Robert Jr., G. Michael Gagner, and Mary Lou Cyr.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Mae Isabelle Wichterman will be held on Thursday, January 19th, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Henry Catholic Church in Monticello.   Father Patrick Barnes will be the Celebrant.

Interment will be held on Thursday, January 19th at 3:30 P.M. at Holy Cross Cemetery-Pearl Lake, Marty, Minnesota.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 18th from 4-8 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home.   Further visitation will be held on Thursday morning, January 19th one hour prior to Mass at the church.

Honorary pall bearers- Kelli Ahlberg, Katie Wichterman, Amy Hackenmueller, Pamela Kulas, Tonya Hackenmueller, and Jocelyn Wichterman-Zajicek, Marina Taylor, Todd Wichterman, Amara Sanderson, Christopher Underwood, Tanisha Wichterman, Ashley Grant, Cole Grams.

Casket bearers- Kari Rath, Matthew Hackenmueller, Michael Wichterman Jr. Phillip Wichterman, Rashad Wichterman, and Vanessa Wichterman-Hemmingsen.




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  1. Tiffany Kramer

    Our hearts go out to you and your families at this time. We are sorry to hear of your loss and will continue keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Tiffany, Brian, Nolan and Carter Kramer


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