Lowell W. Schatz

A memorial services was held for Lowell W. Schatz, 70, of Hutchinson on Thursday, Nov. 2, from St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, with the Rev. Grant Bode officiating.

Mr. Schatz died on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at Burns Manor Nursing Home in Hutchinson.

Organist was Jane Holasek, and soloist Chuck Thiel sang "Abide With Me."

Congregational hymns were "For All The Saints, Who For Their Labors Rest," "Rock Of Ages" and "Softly And Tenderly."

Honorary pallbearers were Andrea Alsleben, Cori Struzyk, Todd Struzyk, Nathan Schatz, Matt Alsleben and Kristy Alsleben. Interment was in the St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery in Lester Prairie.

Mr. Schatz was born on Aug. 20, 1930, in Brownton to Elrich and Elsie (Genz) Schatz. He was baptized as an infant on Sept. 3, 1930, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton. He was confirmed as a youth in 1944, also at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton. He graduated from Brownton High School in 1948.

Mr. Schatz was united in marriage to Betty Lou Schlueter on Oct. 27, 1950.

They lived in Minneapolis, where he worked for Montgomery Ward for two years. He was self-employed from 1952 to 1957 with his milk route in the Brownton area. They moved to Lester Prairie in 1957, where he worked for Schwartz Manufacturing for 30 years, before retiring and moving to

Hutchinson. He also worked as a secretary for St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie from 1981 to 1983.

Mr. Schatz spent time visiting his daughters in Colorado and New Mexico in the winters. He spent summers fishing and touring northern Minnesota. He loved all sports, especially the Minnesota Twins and the Minnesota Vikings.

He has been a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie for 43 years.

Mr. Schatz became ill in 1995, with Huntington's disease and prostate cancer.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Lou Schatz of Hutchinson; daughters, Paulette Alsleben and husband, Walter, of Alamogordo, N.M., Wendy Shields and husband, Jim, of Castle Rock, Colo.; son, Bob Schatz and fiancee, Lisa Lytle, of Corcoran; grandchildren, Andrea Alsleben of Castle Rock, Colo., Cori Struzyk and husband, Todd, of Eagan, Nathan Schatz of Hutchinson, Matt Alsleben and wife, Kristy, of Las Cruces, N.M.; sisters, Delores Knop of Norwood Young America, Myra Peters of Mendota Heights; brothers, Lloyd Schatz and wife, Denny, of Spokane, Wash., Gail Schatz and wife, Beverly, of Glencoe.

Mr. Schatz was preceded in death by parents; brother, Dwayne Schatz; and brother-in-law, John Knop.

The Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel of Hutchinson handled arrangements.

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