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January 13, 2012

Audrey Mott

Audrey Mary Mott, age 84, of S.t Peter, passed away Thursday, January 12,

2012, at Benedictine Living Community in St. Peter from lung cancer.

Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, January 15, 2012, at Calvary

Baptist Church in St. Peter to be followed with a luncheon. Visitation will

be from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday. Interment will be in Woodland Hills Memorial

Park.  Memorial gifts can be given to VINE Faith in Action of Mankato or

flowers with plants would be most enjoyable.

Audrey was born February 22, 1927, in the family home in Lake Crystal, MN.

Audrey was married to Claude Stratton of Mankato for 25 years from 1948 to

1973. Claude died in 2005. They had three children.

Son Mikel Stratton, a retired painter and manager at MSU, Mike lives in St.

Clair. He has two children, Chad and his wife Allison Stratton of La Crosse,

WI, and Kali Stratton of Mankato.

Daughter, Terri Stratton-Hickey living in St. Peter, working as a registered

nurse manager, married to Jim Hickey where they have three children, Jenny

Stratton and fiancé Thaw Davis of Mankato, having one child Tyler and are

expecting a baby in February. Brian Hickey and significant other Heather

Mueller of Norseland. Rachel Hickey of St. Peter and significant other Chad

Honetschlager, Rachel has two boys: Logan and Lucas.

Son, Thomas and wife Kitty Stratton, living in Seoul Korea. Retired from the

USAF and working as a civil servant with the DIA. He has two boys, Jeremy,

who is a Lieutenant in the ARMY at Fort Hood Texas and Alan, who is in the

Air Force, with his wife Kelsey of Barksdale AFB, LA with their daughter

Chloe. Brother, Glenn Mott of Pensacola, FL.

Audrey is survived by so many devoted nieces, nephews and very good friends

such as Dr. Paul Reitman of Whitebear Lake, MN who was like a son to her and

good friend Malcolmb Mackenzie of St. Peter.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Grace Mott; brother,

Vincent Mott; sisters, Lillian Deleuew and Helen Murphy.

Audrey has been a Christian foremost and was a devoted bible scholar. She

was a very good mother, grandmother a good cook and seamstress. She

embroidered many pictures. She loved gardening and traveling. She loved a

good "coffee break" with good friends. Audrey worked during her life as a

bookkeeper, she actually had gone to a yearlong Air Traffic Controller

School, but settled in Mankato with no airport at the time. Audrey lived

during the Great Depression as a young teen. Recently she was quite proud to

receive her DAR certificate. Audrey always found good in people and lived

her life by the Golden Rule.


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