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Obituary ~ Marie E. (Cota) Lotts Chapdelaine
February 17, 1917 ~ September 05, 2012

The Globe Gazette
Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
September 08, 2012

MASON CITY — Marie E. (Lotts) Chapdelaine, 95, of Mason City entered the gates of heaven on Friday, August 31, 2012, at the IOOF Home.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 6, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 302 Fifth Street S.E., with Father Neil Manternach officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a Scriptural Wake Service at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday (September 5, 2012) at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue.

Interment will be at Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Marie Chapdelaine memorial fund in care of the family.

Marie was born February 17, 1917, in Mason City, the daughter of Frank and Mary (Huinker) Cota. She was a lifelong resident of Mason City. Marie graduated from Mason City High School in 1935. On June 7, 1940, she married the love of her life, Wendell Lotts. In June of 1971, Marie married George Chapdelaine.

Marie was always clear about the love she had for her family. Second to that was her love of piano, art, sewing and her rose garden.

Left to cherish her memory are her children: Vivian Lotts of Los Angeles, Susan Lotts of Mason City, and Paul (Jeri) Lotts of The Woodlands, Texas; daughter-in-law, Sharon Lotts of Minneapolis, Minn.; brother, Louis Cota of Mason City; seven grandchildren, Eugene Jr. (Julie), Scott (Lisa), Garth, Heather (Jim) Lemke, Jenna, Jennifer and Michael; seven great- grandchildren, Anna, Emily, Ian, Ella, Alex, Eva and Everett.

She was preceded in death by her husbands: Wendell on June 8, 1967, and George on February 18, 1979; son, Eugene on April 5, 2010; her parents; and two brothers, Eugene and Paul.

Arrangements: Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Mason City, Iowa 50401, 641-423-0924, www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, November of 2016

 

 

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