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IN MEMORY OF Celestine “Sally” Lamfers

November 14, 2012

Celestine “Sally” Lamfers 
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Celestine “Sally” Lamfers
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tracy. 
1917 - Celestine “Sally” Lamfers - 2012

Celestine was born December 3, 1917 in St. Joseph, Iowa to Peter and Susanna (Knott) Lenertz. She received the sacraments in the Catholic faith. At the age of three, Sally’s family moved to Comfrey, Minnesota where she attended Catholic Parochial School, and later Comfrey Public School. On October 8, 1940, Sally was united in marriage to Paul Lamfers at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tracy, Minnesota. Together the couple lived on the farm by Mountain Lake, Minnesota and later Springfield and Madison, Minnesota before moving to Amiret, Minnesota in 1950. Sally moved to Tracy in 2009, where she’s resided since. Sally wrote for the Amiret News for years in addition to running the Marshall Library in Amiret. She also operated Paul & Sally’s Greenhouse with her husband for several years. Sally was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where she was active in the CCW. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, sewing and embroidery. Celestine “Sally” Rose Lamfers passed away peacefully Thursday, November 8, 2012 at Prairie View Healthcare Center in Tracy at the age of 94, after a brief illness.

Sally is survived by her daughters: Susan (Leon) Mumm, Lake Shetek, MN, JoAnn (Johnnie) Matthews, Ft. Gibson, OK and Darlene (Wade) Rasmussen, Tracy, MN; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 13 grea-tgreat-grandchildren; sister Virginia Lamfers, Tracy; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Paul; grandson Scott Matthews; brothers: Lawrence, Edward, Eugene and Peter; and sisters: Agnes Gagner, Mary Fisher, Millie Platcek, and Julia Schwaegerl.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tracy. Interment will be in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery.  Stephens Funeral Service - Tracy Area Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. 


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