Clarine M. Strauss

Clarine M. Strauss, age 79 of Winsted, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, at Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia.

Clarine was born Sept. 18, 1921, in Winsted Township, McLeod County, the daughter of John B. and Mary (Neumann) Quast.

On Oct. 14, 1947, Clarine and Arthur Strauss were joined in holy marriage at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Winsted. God blessed their marriage for nearly 53 years.

Clarine and Arthur farmed south of Cokato for many years. Clarine also worked at 3M for 32 years

She was a faithful member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Winsted, where she belonged to the Catholic Order of Foresters Holy Trinity Court #1054, Holy Trintity CCW, and the St. Anne's Society.

Clarine was also a member of the auxiliary of American Legion Post #407, and the auxiliary of V.F.W. Post #9232.

Clarine is survived by her loving husband, Arthur; sisters and brothers, Mercedes Nowak and Alma Ogitzak, both of Silver Lake; Joe (Irene) Quast of Elk River, Theresa (Jim) Hance of Big Lake, Raphael (Lorraine) Quast of Winsted, John (Mary) Quast of Sanford, Mich.; and James (Sharon) Quast of Buffalo; sisters-in-law, Rosella Quast of Winsted, and Mary Quast of White Bear Lake; a brother-in-law, Donald Schermann of Winsted; and other relatives and friends.

Clarine was preceded in death by her parents; an infant brother, David; sisters, Fidelia Schultz and Genevieve Schermann; brothers, William "Bill" Quast and Jerome Quast; and brothers-in-law, Albin Nowak, Marvin Ogitzak and Ernest Schultz.

A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday, Oct. 11, 10:00 a.m., at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Winsted. The Revs. Paul L. Wolf and Martin F. Rath, OSB, were the concelebrants. Interment followed at the Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Friends called from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted. A combined St. Anne's Society and Foresters rosary was recited at 4:30 p.m., followed by a parish prayer service at 7:30 p.m.

Casket bearers were Gary Guenningsman, Brian Schermann, Carolyn Hemerick, Kathleen Harper, Rhonda Chloupek, Douglas Quast, Douglas Oestreich and Harvey Oestreich.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.

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