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Rev Fr Lawrence F Botz
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Birth: May 31, 1914
Death: Oct. 2, 2002

Rev. Lawrence F. Botz
Sauk Centre
Oct. 2, 2002

Mass of Christian Burial will be 2 p.m. Monday, October 7 at St. Paul's Catholic
Church in Sauk Centre for Rev. Lawrence Botz who died Wednesday at St. Michael's
Hospital. Bishop John Kinney will officiate with interment following in the
parish cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at St.
Paul's Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. A vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday
evening at the church.

Father Botz was born on May 31, 1914, in Freeport to Conrad and Theresa (Dinkel)
Botz. He was confirmed at St. Paul's Church on Oct. 16, 1927. He studied for the
priesthood at Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio and was ordained
there by Archbishop Giovanni Cicognani on May 26, 1940. His assignments have
included the following: assistant pastor, St. Anthony Church in St. Cloud,
chaplain at the St. Cloud VA Hospital and instructor at Cathedral High School,
1940-1945; pastor, St. Joseph Church, Grey Eagle, 1945-1954; pastor, Our Lady of
Seven Dolors Church, Millerville, 1954-1967; pastor, Mary of the Immaculate
Conception Church, Rockville, 1967-1970; pastor, Assumption Church, Morris,
1970-1982; pastor, Ave Maria Church, Wheaton, 1982 until his retirement from
active ministry in 1989. He had resided in Elrosa until August when he moved to
St. Michael's Nursing Home in Sauk Centre. Father Botz was also involved in the
following: served on the diocesan priests' senate and personnel board; chaplain
for the Millerville and Morris Knights of Columbus; chaplain for the Daughters
of Isabella; dean of the Morris Deanery; diocesan director of the Apostleship of
Prayer. He enjoyed sports especially baseball, bowling, golf and some tennis.

Survivors include three sisters, Margaret Goude and Lauretta Korf of St. Paul
and Ruth Herbst of Brainerd; two brothers, Conrad "Connie" (Jeanne) Botz of
Chaska and Norbert of Sauk Centre; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Sylvester, Raymond and
Richard Botz. Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral Service of Sauk

Saint Cloud Times 10-4-2002
Saint Pauls Cemetery
Sauk Centre
Stearns County
Minnesota, USA
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Record added: May 26, 2009
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Rev Fr Lawrence F Botz
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