Born in 1907 in Comfrey, Minnesota, Fr. Altermatt was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Great Falls, Montana in 1934. He returned to Minnesota in 1962 and was incardinated into the Diocese of New Ulm in 1968.
Fr. Altermatt’s assignments in the Diocese of New Ulm:
- Associate, Ss. Peter and Paul, Ivanhoe, 1962-1964
- Administrator, Ss. Peter and Paul, Ivanhoe, 1964-1968
- Pastor, Our Lady of Victory, Lucan, 1968-1978
Fr. Altermatt died in 1978 at the age of 70.