Harry Lothert, age 82, of rural Hector, Minnesota, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018, at his home.
Funeral Service will be held Friday, February 16, 2018, at 11:00 A.M. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brookfield Township, rural Hector.
Interment will be held in the Morton City Cemetery.
Military Honors will be provided by the Carl O. Potter American Legion Post #135 of Hector.
Visitation will be held Friday, February 16, 2018, beginning at 9:00 A.M. for two hours prior to the service, all at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Memorials are preferred.
Harry Alvin Lothert Jr. was born April 2, 1935, in Henryville Township, Renville County, Minnesota, the son of Harry E. and Geneva (Larson) Lothert. He was baptized and confirmed in his faith at the Zion Lutheran Church in Morton, Minnesota. Harry grew up in rural Morton where he attended country school and the Morton Public School. From 1957 to 1960, Harry served in the United States Army as a Confidential Specialist. During his service Harry was awarded the Good Conduct Medal. He also received the Marksmanship (Carbine) Medal. He was a military policeman, serving his time at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Harry received his High School diploma while serving in the Army. After his discharge from active duty, he returned home and served three years in the Army Reserves.
On October 14, 1961, Harry was united in marriage to LaVonne Marie Wertish at the Zion Lutheran Church in Morton. They made their home in Brookfield Township and were blessed with four children, Bruce, Dean, Wanda, and Cindy. Harry was a farmer and worked his own land for many years, while raising dairy cattle and hogs. He was also a hired man for local farmers. This past October 14, 2017, Harry and LaVonne celebrated 56 years of marriage.
Harry held various church offices through the years while he was a member at St. John Lutheran Church in Osceola Township. He loved to work with wood, and turned the barn into his workshop. Harry also restored many tractors through the years. He loved to hunt and fish at their cabin up north. One of his joys were his dear grandchildren.
On Saturday morning, February 10, 2018, Harry passed away at his home having reached the age of 82 years. Blessed be his memory.
Harry is survived by his:
Wife, LaVonne Marie Lothert of Hector;
Children: Bruce Lothert and his wife Jennifer of Hector,
Dean Lothert of Buffalo Lake,
Wanda Stallman of Willmar, and
Cindy Grams and her husband Pat of Hector;
Grandchildren: Zacchary Anderson; Alisha, Alexis, and Agusta Grams; Taylor and Linsey Stallman; Julia, Angelica, and Tristan Lothert;
Brothers: LeRoy Lothert of New Ulm, Floyd Lothert of Morton, and Gene (Ardell) Lothert of Redwood Falls;
Brother-in-law, Randy Wertish (Terry Wallert) of Olivia;
Sister, Genevieve (Theodore) Nommensen of West Bend, Wisconsin;
Sisters-in-law, Darlyne Lothert of Olivia and Betty Lothert of Willmar;
and by several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Harry was preceded in death by his: Parents, Harry and Geneva; Granddaughter, Courtney Lothert; Brothers: Richard, Marlow, and Reinhold; Sisters-in-law, Darlene Lothert and Della Lothert; Nephews, Stanley Lothert and Jay Lothert; Nieces, Stacey Lothert and Becky Nommensen, along with other relatives, and friends.