Cecelia Altman, 81, Lismore, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, at the Sanford Luverne Hospice Cottage.
A funeral was Saturday, Sept. 17, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Lismore. Burial followed at the St. Anthony Cemetery.
Cecelia Henning was born Feb. 1, 1935, to Charles and Clara (Bullerman) Henning in Larkin Township. She graduated from St. Adrian Catholic High School in 1953. Cecelia graduated from Rochester Vocational Nursing School (Mayo at St. Mary’s) in 1954. She moved to Illinois with a roommate and worked in a hospital for six months before returning to St. Mary’s to work for a year. She later worked as an LPN at the Adrian Hospital from 1955 to 1958.
Cecelia married Glen Altman on Jan. 21, 1958, at St. Adrian Catholic Church. The couple farmed west of Lismore. Cecelia worked at the Mary Jane Brown Home, the Heritage House and the Minnesota Veterans Home, all in Luverne, until retiring in 2007.
She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Lismore, the WCCW, the Lismore Senior Citizens and the Project Club. She enjoyed gardening.
Cecelia is survived by four children, Alan (Jackie) Altman, Luverne, Cliff (Tammi) Altman, Lismore, Patti (David) Olson, Luverne, and Scott Altman, Lismore; eleven grandchildren, Aaron, Phillip, Autumn, Blair, Heidi, Matthew and Kelsey Altman, Lindsey, Melissa and Kirsten Olson, and Hailey Hamann; seven great-grandchildren, Jocelyn, Ashton and Braylynn Altman, Camdyn and Grady Broesder, and Annabelle and Brant Altman; eight siblings, Rosie Woltjer, Worthington, Hap (Arlene) Henning, Adrian, Mary Ann Reining, Eagle Bend, Alf (Jeanette) Henning, Worthington, Les (Sandy) Henning, Adrian, Donna Deutsch, Luverne, Betty (Walt) Deutsch, Luverne, and Jean Lupkes, Browerville; four sisters-in-law, Carol Henning, Adrian, Loretta Henning, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Rosie Henning, Adrian, and Rita Scheffler, Worthington.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Glen, on Jan. 12, 2003; a daughter, Connie Hamann, April 21, 1997; and three brothers, Norb, Vern and Frank Henning.
Arrangements were by Dingmann Funeral Home of Adrian, www.dingmannandsons.com.