Anna Altermatt, 100, of Wabasso died Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Golden Living Center in Wabasso. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 from St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Wabasso with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, April 6, 2015, from 5 until 7 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the church.
Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral Service of Redwood Falls. E-mail condolences may be sent via
Anna Altermatt, the daughter of Anton and Catherine (Guetter) Kahs, was born April 4, 1914 in Vail Township, Redwood County.
On June 25, 1940, Anna married Alois Altermatt at St. Mathias Catholic Church in Wanda and the couple resided in Wabasso. Anna began working as a dining room assistant at the Wabasso Nursing Home and was employed there for 17 years, from 1965 until her retirement in June 1982.
Anna was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church and the Council of Catholic Women. She resided in Wabasso until 2011, when she moved to Garnette Gardens in Redwood Falls. Anna returned to Wabasso in August 2014. She enjoyed doing word puzzles, playing Yahtzee and Bingo, and traveling.
She is survived by her children Mary Kay (Frank) Young of Gilbert, Arizona, Patricia (Tom) Wagner of Georgetown, Texas, Paulette (Bruce) Batchelor of Stillwater, Shirley Coleman of Wabasso, Teresa (Dan) Smock of Victoria, Steve Altermatt of Norway, Iowa, JoAnn (Charles) Robasse of Wabasso; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Anna was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Alois on October 31, 1970; sisters Mary Regner and Amelia Gores; and brothers Joe and Anton Kahs.
Blessed be her memory.