Harriet M. Wollitz

August 7, 2018

LAKE MILLS -- Harriet M. Wollitz, 100, Lake Mills, died on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, of natural causes at Lilac Springs.

She was born on Dec. 11, 1917, in the town of Milford, the daughter of the late Edward and Adella (Rohde) Schultz. She was a graduate of Watertown High School, class of 1934.

Harriet married John Wollitz on March 27, 1943, at the Mamre Moravian Church. He died on Sept. 15, 1996.

She began teaching for the Jefferson County school system at age 17, then during World War II was employed by the Federal Civil Service in Hope, Arkansas, and Salt Lake City, Utah, and later became a city of Lake Mills clerk and treasurer.

A lifelong Moravian, she had been a member of the Mamre Moravian Church and later a member of the Lake Mills Moravian Church. Harriet had been a past Sunday school teacher and superintendent, organist, soloist and church leader.

Harriet loved traveling, including driving to Alaska as soon as it became a state and visiting Cuba before it closed to tourists; playing games with friends; researching genealogy; dancing with her beloved John; baking for everyone; and spending time with family.

She will be remembered for her attention to detail, devotion to the Moravian Church and love of the color pink.

She was the last member of her immediate family but close with her surviving nieces and nephews, Jean Mason, Sue (Jim) Calabria, Dennis (Pauline) Schultz, Jerry (Mary) Schultz, Richard (Nancy) Schultz, Janice (Duane) Judd, JoAnn (Jody) Schmidt, Jeff (Robin) Schultz, Donna (Bob) Hinzmann, Gary (Patricia) Schultz, Randy (Sue) Schultz, Pam (Terry) Streich, Scott (Nancy) Schultz; numerous great-nieces and -nephews; very special friends, Michael and Laurie Allison; other relatives and friends.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Doris Altreuter; two brothers, Vernon E. Schultz and Norbert G. Schultz; one nephew, Wayne Schultz; three sisters-in-law, Rosemary Schultz, Dorothy Schultz, Vernadine Schultz; and one brother-in-law, Wilmer Altreuter.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Lake Mills Moravian Church. Friends may call after 10 a.m. on Saturday at the church until the time of service. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Watertown.

In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to the Lake Mills Moravian Church Camp Scholarship Fund or Rainbow Hospice Inc.

A special thank you to the staff and residents of Lilac Springs for loving Harriet and taking good care of her.


Claussen Funeral Home

416 W. Lake St. Lake Mills

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