|4/24/2013 3:00:00 PM|
Clara Schultz, 97, of Mt. Lake died April 12, 2013, at Good Samaritan Society- The Village in Mt. Lake.
Funeral services were Thursday at Alliance Missionary Church in Mt. Lake with Pastor Dennis Siebert officiating.
Interment was at the Mt. Lake City Cemetery in Mt. Lake.
Sturm Funeral Home, Mt. Lake Chapel, handled the funeral arrangements.
Clara Carol Loewen was born Sept. 14, 1915, to Frank F. and Katharina (Wiebe) Loewen on the farm in Carson Township. She gave her heart to the Lord early in life and was baptized at Gospel Mennonite Church.
After graduating from Mt. Lake High School in 1934, Clara had one year of German Bible School and one year at Mankato Teachers College.
In 1937, Clara married Jacob F. Schultz. They farmed together southwest of Mt. Lake.
In 1983, Clara and Jake retired from farming and moved into Mt. Lake.
Jake died in 1999 and four years later, Clara moved to Parkwood Place. She then became a resident of Eventide in Mt. Lake and later Good Samaritan Society-The Village.
Clara and Jake were involved in four churches throughout their lives: Gospel Church, Windom Evangelical Free Church, Good Life RV Park in Mesa, Ariz., and Alliance Missionary Church. Clara taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, was a church librarian and pianist. She also developed and directed the choir at Good Life RV Park.
For many years, they also worked with the Okoboji Bible Conference in Iowa.
Clara also was involved in the Gideon Auxiliary and, for a few years, was president of the Willing Workers Mission Society.
She enjoyed cooking and experimenting with new recipes. In later years, while in Arizona, Clara took up painting. Clara and Jake also enjoyed traveling, which included trips to Israel and other countries.
In addition to her husband Jake, Clara was preceded in death by three brothers: Abram, Albert and Frank Loewen; and six sisters: Mathilda Loewen, Katie Dye, Luella Loewen, Edna Dick, Louise Loewen and Sarah Loewen.
Survivors include her sister, Elfrieda (Harold) Fast of Alexandria; and a brother, Al (Carol) Loewen of Edmonds, Wash.