Wilma M. Chappuis, 88 of Owatonna passed away December 12, 2019 at Traditions II in Owatonna. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, December 28, 2019 at the Brick-Meger Funeral Home, 1603 Austin Road, Owatonna, MN. Friends are invited to greet the family from 10:00 until the time of the memorial services. A reception will follow the memorial service at Brick – Meger Reception Center.
Wilma was born September 21, 1931 in Owatonna the daughter William and Margaret (Selthun) Fritze. She attended Owatonna High School and was a member of the graduating class of 1949. After high school Wilma worked at Northwestern National Bank and Federated Insurances. She was united in marriage to Dave Chappuis on June 8, 1957 in Owatonna. The couple made their home in Owatonna. Wilma was a stay at home mom while her kids were growing up. She worked for several retail businesses before she retired. Wilma was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. Her life interests included bowling, the Steele County Free Fair, occasional trips to the casino, socializing with her friends and playing cards. Wilma will be missed by her children Julie (Donn) Robinson and John (Kim) Chappuis both of Owatonna, Grandchildren Abigail Swedberg (Jason Hemann), Jes (Luke) Hedberg, Joshua Swedberg (Kimberly Taylor), Lukas (Hailey) Swedberg, and Samantha Chappuis, Step-grandchildren Megan Robinson and Lucas (Gina) Robinson, 9 Great-grandchildren, sisters Doris Lea and Donna (Wayne) Grubish, brother Merlin (Dot Barfield) Fritze and brother-in-law Harold Mullenmeister. Wilma is preceded in death by her husband Dave and sisters Jeanette Mullenmeister, Arlene (Orville) Utpadel and Mildred (Warren) Peterson.
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