Minnie Emilie Schultz

Funeral services for Minnie Emilie Schultz, 96, of Arlington, formerly of Stewart, were held on Saturday, July 25, from St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Stewart, with the Rev. Dennis R. Creswell officiating.

Mrs. Schultz died on Thursday, July 23, 1998, at the Arlington Good Samaritan Center.

Organist was Adline Kottke, and soloist Randy Zieman sang "I Know That My Redeemer Lives." The congregational hymns were "Beautiful Savior" and "Rock of Ages."

Pallbearers were Ralph Piehl, Jerald Piehl, Wayne Luehring, Duane Bussler, Randy Bielke and Eldon Bielke. Interment was in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery.

Minnie E. Sell was born on Aug. 23, 1901, in Round Grove Township, McLeod County, to Carl and Dora (Frauendienst) Sell. She was baptized on Sept. 29, 1901, and later confirmed in her faith as a youth, both at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in Fernando. She grew up and attended Fernando Country School.

She was united in marriage to Bernhard A. Schultz on April 14, 1932, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Stewart. The couple farmed south of Stewart with his brother, Clarence, for 42 years. They retired in 1967 and moved to Stewart. The couple celebrated 59 years of marriage before Mr. Schultz died on July 7, 1991.

Mrs. Schultz continued living in Stewart until entering the Arlington Good Samaritan Center on May 20, 1994.

Mrs. Schultz was a long-time member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, canning and motorcycling.

Survivors include her daughter, Mary Lou Bielke and husband, Maynard, of New Auburn; four grandchildren, Randy Bielke and wife, Janet, of Darwin, Eldon Bielke of Norwood Young America, Kevin Bielke of Hutchinson and Colleen Rannow and husband, Aron, of Hutchinson; two great-grandchildren, Heather and Amanda Bielke; sisters, Gertrude Ruschmeyer of Glencoe, Marie Piehl of Silver Lake and Berdinia Luehring of Glencoe; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bernhard; brothers, Ervin, John, Otto Sell and Orlando Sell in infancy; and sisters, Rosie, Lena and Hattie.

The Dobratz-Hantge Chapel handled arangements.

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