Gerda Hedwig Wobschall, 76

Published 10:29 am Sunday, February 26, 2012

Gerda Hedwig Wobschall, 76, of Blooming Prairie, died Friday evening, Feb. 24, 2012, at her home in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota. She was born Sept. 24, 1935, in Oppeln, Germany the daughter of George and Hedwig Mainka. She received her education in Germany. On May 5, 1956, she was united in marriage to Noel Wobschall in Germany. The couple moved to Blooming Prairie in 1965. Gerda loved to garden and do yard work in addition to doing arts and crafts, including ceramics and go antiquing and had refinished many pieces of furniture. She also enjoyed being with her pet, especially her cats. Gerda loved her grandchildren and spending time with them. Noel died on May 27, 1997. Gerda was a member of First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie.

She is survived her daughter, Heidi Filley of Blooming Prairie; a son, LaVern (Donna) Wobschall of Owatonna; four grandchildren, Tara Gay, Lance Filley, Lee Filley and Natasha (Nick) Milbrett and many other family members living in Germany. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Noel and one brother.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb.27, 2012, at the Worlein–Blooming Prairie Funeral Home in Blooming Prairie with Pastor Heidi Heimgartner, officiating. Interment will follow the service in Blooming Prairie Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Monday. Online condolences may be expressed at

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