Antoinette Marie Watry
Antoinette Marie Watry, 82, of Hermantown, died Sunday, August 16, 2020 at home. She was born October 17, 1937 in Duluth to Felix and Mary (Jurewicz) Rutka. Antoinette was a graduate of the Villa Saint Scholastica Stanbrook Hall. She married Kenneth Joseph Watry on July 14, 1956 at St. Rose Catholic Church in Proctor, where she was still a member. She was also a member of the Lakehead Harvest reunion. She was a homemaker and later worked at County Kitchen as a prep cook where customers enjoyed her homemade soups and specials. Toni loved her family and was a proud grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a people person who loved to laugh. She loved crafting and enjoyed her gardening, canning, and making wine. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Kenneth on August 8, 2012; her granddaughter Nicole Watry on November 30, 2007; and her brothers Robert and Ronald Rutka. Antoinette is survived by her six children: Stephen (Barb) of Blaine, MN, Angela (Fred) Pass of Duluth, Barb (Doug) Ahlberg of Hermantown, Cathy Watry of Brookston, MN, James (Becka) of Otsego, MN, and Tim of Esko; nine grandchildren: Jonathan, Jessica, Michael, Benjamin, Nathan, Megan, Mary, Vanita and Erik; seven great-grandchildren: Kiana, Cayden, Arianna, Nora, Ella, Margo and August; her brother Raymond (Flossie) Rutka of Duluth; and numerous nieces and nephews. A CELEBRATION OF LIFE will be held at a later date, to be announced. Arrangements by Williams-Lobermeier-Boettcher Funeral Home, Duluth, 218-624-1059.