Voytilla, Theresa Ann (Lubarski) (1931-2014)

Theresa Voytilla, 83, of Karlstad, MN, passed away on Friday, August 15, 2014 at Karlstad Healthcare Center in Karlstad.

Theresa Ann Lubarski was born on June 1, 1931 in Wright Township, Marshall County, MN, the daughter of Peter and Mary (Cieklinski) Lubarski. She was raised in Wright Township where she attended Lindstrom Country School until the 8th grade. On October 5, 1954, Theresa was united in marriage to Paul Voytilla at Assumption Catholic Church in Florian, MN. They lived in rural Argyle, rural Viking, MN and Warren, MN. Paul died on May 3, 1992. In 1992, Theresa moved to Baudette, MN until 2005 when she moved to the Karlstad Healthcare Center in May of 2005 due to Parkinson’s Disease. Theresa worked at several business including Emmaus Home in Warren, Flat Top Inn in Stephen, Thief River Falls Golf Course, Newfolden School District and the Warren Hospital.

She was a member of the Legion Auxiliary, Assumption Catholic Church and later St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.

Theresa loved spending time with her grandchildren, cooking, canning, listening to country music, playing cards, collecting recipes and watching television (Golden Girls and soaps). She enjoyed spending time at the RiverBend Resort with her son and daughter. She was known for always having coffee, lunch and meals for anyone who stopped by and for her good sense of humor and love of dogs.

Left to mourn her passing are three children, Karen (Danny) Basher and Glenn (Pam) Voytilla all of Baudette, MN and Deborah (Dan) Vigness of Viking, MN; four grandchildren, Brian Voytilla, Valerie Basher, Lisa Basher and Bryana Vigness; three great-grandchildren, Taylor and Trent Voytilla and Danika Jo Terese Sandahl and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul; six brothers, Roman, Frank, Floyd, Edmund, Peter and Stanley and two infant grandsons.

[Interred Assumption Catholic cemetery]

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky