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Schultz, Elizabeth Marie (Splies) 1880-1956


Posted By: Mary Durr (email)
Date: 12/5/2003 at 21:50:30

Mrs. Henry (Elizabeth Marie Splies) Schultz
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at St. John's Lutheran Church in Luana for Mrs. Henry Schultz, 76, who passed away at the Erbe Nursing Home in Postville on October 3, 1956. The rites were in charge of the Rev. L. W. Reuther. Burial was in the Luana cemetery.

Elizabeth Marie Schultz, daughter of Fred and Bertha Splies, was born January 22, 1880 in Farmersburg township. She was baptized into the name of the Triune God in Garnavillo and confirmed in National in 1894.

In 1900, she and her parents, a sister and a brother moved to Luana where the family conducted a general store, in which she was a clerk for eight years. On March 4, 1908 she was married to Henry Schultz. They moved to the old Courson farm near Postville where they lived one year. They then purchased the old Oathout farm where they lived for two years. On account of ill health, they moved to Luana. One daughter, Jeanette, was born to them.

For 37 years the deceased assisted in the Luana Post Office. In her younger years she was an active worker in the Sunday School and Luther League. She held various offices in the Ladies Aid. For 23 and one-half years she was secretary of the organization and was also its vice president and treasurer for a number of years.

The deceased was in failing health during the past few years. Her last few months were spent in the Erbe Nursing home in Postville, where she passed away Wednesday afternoon, October 3, 1956 at 2:30 p.m., having attained the age of 76 years, eight months, and 11 days.

Her parents, one sister and one brother preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Jeanette Clark of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and one grandchild, Edward Joe Clark.

Postville Herald newspaper clipping from my mother's obituary collection.


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