Mass of Christian burial for Lavina E. Wandersee, age 87 of Cold Spring will be Friday, November  12, 2010 at 10:00 AM at Assumption Nursing Home Chapel in Cold Spring.  Father Julius Boeckermann will officiate, and burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Mankato.  Friends may call from 5-8 PM on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Holdingford and again from 9AM until the time of the service on Friday at the Assumption Nursing Home.  Arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Holdingford.

Lavina was born on December 27, 1922 to John and Bessie (Fiala) Golitko in Jackson, MN.  She married Marvin Wandersee on June 5, 1943 in Texas.  After marriage, they lived in Texas until the war was over and then moved back to Minnesota.  They lived in Kasota, Mankato, Montgomery, and New Prague before purchasing a farm in the Holdingford area.  Since 1999, Lavina has resided in Cold Spring at the Assumption Campus.  Lavina was a loving homemaker and mother.  She was a member of the Christian Mothers, the Holdingford Legion Auxillary, and Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Holdingford.

Lavina is survived by her children John (Barbara) Wandersee, Pensacola, FL; Paul Wandersee, MacGregor; Judy (Jim) Slinkard, New Prague; Trish (Paul) Gannon, St. Joseph; Dave (Marilyn) Wandersee, Council Bluffs, IA; Dan Wandersee, Maple Lake; Tony (Debra Kellerman) Wandersee, Oak Island, Lake of the Woods; Monica (Brian) Maine, Avon; Mark (Tracy) Wandersee, Oconomowoc, WI; her 31 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by her sisters, Mary Lou (Jim) Burdulis, Seattle, WA; and Bernice Wilson, Seattle, WA.

She is preceded in death by her husband Marvin who passed away on November 26, 2002 and her daughter Charlotte Granite