NEW ULM - Dennis Woratschka, 60, of New Ulm died Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at the Sleepy Eye Care Center in Sleepy Eye after a battle with lung cancer. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2011 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Ulm with Father Edward J. Ardolf celebrating the Mass. Burial will be in the St. George Catholic Cemetery in St. George. Visitation will be 4 - 6 p.m. Sunday and from 7:30 - 10:00 a.m. Monday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm. There will be a prayer service at 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. To leave an online condolence for his family or to sign the guestbook go to: www.mvfh.org.
Dennis is survived by his sisters and brother-in-law, Sue Forde of Iowa City, Iowa, Kathy and Tim McLaughlin of Chatfield; nephews, Ryan and Evan McLaughlin both of Chatfield; and a large extended family of Woratschkas, Guggisbergs, and McLaughlins. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Brian Woratschka; and a brother-in-law, Bill Forde.
Dennis William Woratschka was born on April 4, 1951 at the Loretto Hospital in New Ulm to Hilarius and Mildred (Guggisberg) Woratschka. He attended St. George elementary school, graduated from New Ulm Public High School in 1969, and attended Mankato Vo-Tech. On June 29, 1974 he was united in marriage to Catherine Lang, and they later divorced. Dennis worked at Kraft Foods in New Ulm and since 1979 at A.M.P.I in New Ulm. Dennis retired in January of 2011. Hunting, fishing, trap shooting, and motorcycles were his pleasures and he enjoyed them with long time friends. His favortite times were spent hunting out west and fishing up north. Dennis was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Ulm. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the donor's choice.