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July 16, 1938 – April 4, 2020

Louise Rosalie Artmann, age 81 of New Germany passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at her son’s home in Young America surrounded by her family.

She was born on July 16, 1938 in Glencoe, the daughter of Paul & Louise (Penas) Popelka. Louise was baptized as an infant at St. George Catholic Church in Glencoe, MN.

On June 21, 1958, Louise Popelka and Gilbert Artmann were joined in holy marriage at St. George Catholic Church. God blessed their marriage with three sons: Kurt, Kevin and Keith.

Louise was formerly employed for forty-five years at Poly Foam Inc in Lester Prairie.

She was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted and often picked up close friends for Saturday night Mass.

Louise enjoyed going to the casino with friends, horse races at Canterbury, yearly Laughlin trips with friends, watching and betting on Vikings games, reading and yard work. After retirement, some of her days were filled with watching two of her great grandchildren: Bentley and Ella. Louise was the most selfless soul, she never complained, had a big heart and a great sense of humor. Louise cherished the time spent with her family; especially her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Louise was loved by many.

Survived by sons: Kevin Artmann of New Germany and Keith (Heidi) Artmann of Young America; grandchildren: Ashley (Ryan) Maass, Josh (Leah) Artmann, Andrew Artmann; great grandchildren: Brody, Bentley and Ella; Lane, Davis and Miles; a sister: Dorothy Hanson of Mound; and many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her husband: Gilbert H. Artmann, her son Kurt Artmann, her parents, siblings: Jerome and Paul Popelka, Elaine Frauendienst and Rachel Evans.

A visitation will be held for Louise Artmann at The Chilson Funeral Home Wednesday, June 17, 2020 from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. with prayers at 6:30 P.M.

A Mass of Christian burial for Louise Artmann will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted  on Thursday, June 18, 2020 – 11:00 A.M. Father Tony Stubeda will be the Celebrant.  Alice Nowak will be the organist for the Mass. Carrie & Paul Fedor family will provide special music.

Interment Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Casket Bearers will be Josh and Leah Artmann, Ryan and Ashley Maass, David Popelka and Russell Hanson.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family.   Online condolences may be made to

3 Guestbook Entries

  1. Norma Michaelis

    I am so sorry to hear of Louise’s passing. She was a classmate and always came to our reunions and other classmate gatherings. She was a very kind and gentle person. We will all miss her.


    Sympathies to the family, I always liked Louise, such a gentle kind person

  3. Deacon Michael Thoennes

    I was very saddened when I discovered that Louise had passed. She was a very kind and gentle soul. I don’t know if I ever saw her without a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye. She will very much be missed.


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