Audrey Bothum, 91, Hartland

Published 9:58 am Monday, September 12, 2011

Memorial services for Audrey (Tootsie) N. Bothum, of Hartland, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Manchester Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Rev. Shawn Stafford will officiate. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service at the church.


Audrey died Friday evening, Sept. 9, 2011, at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea. She was 91 years of age.

Audrey was born July 15, 1920, in Albert Lea, the daughter of Andrew and Georgia (Griffin) Bothum. She attended public school in Albert Lea. “Tootsie” had been a resident of Freeborn County all of her life and a member of the Manchester Evangelical Lutheran Church. She had been employed by the Union Center in Albert Lea.

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Audrey loved to travel to South Dakota (Wall Drug), working puzzles, taking photos, her pet dogs, baking and spending time with her family.

“Tootsie” is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great, great-great- and great-great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Andrew and Georgia; brother, Eugene (Shirley) Bothum; and sisters: Ollie (Donald) Nielsen and Birdie (Glen) Selle.

She will be sadly missed by her loving family and many friends.