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Edna M. Schultz

Edna M. Schultz, age 88, of Monticello, and formerly of Grey Eagle and Lester Prairie, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2002.

She was born March 26, 1913, in Bergen Township, McLeod County the daughter of Ewald J. and Minnie Haase Schultz.

Edna was baptized April 11, 1913, by the Rev. Walter Baumhoefener at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bergen Township. She was also instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith May 29, 1927, by the Rev. J. A. Schert at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bergen Township.

Edna was united in marriage to Edwin H. Schultz Dec. 28, 1931, at Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis. God blessed their marriage with a son. Edwin Schultz preceded his wife in death June 9, 1993.

Edna was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Grey Eagle. She enjoyed traveling, old time music, and flower gardening. She also took pleasure in her dogs.

In addition to her husband, Edna was preceded in death by her parents, Ewald and Minnie Schultz; a son, Robert Schultz Oct. 2, 2000; a brother, Elmer Schultz; and sisters, Alma Rusch and Lilly Bergmann.

She is survived by a grandson, Robert (Christine) Schultz of Monticello; a granddaughter, Mary (Patrick) Spero of Denver, Colo., great-grandchildren, Abby, Sara Kali Schultz and Nicholaus Spero; and a daughter-in-law, Patricia Schultz of New Brighton.

She is further survived by brothers, Walter (Iris) Schultz of Lester Prairie and Victor (Eldoris) Schulk of New Germany; sisters, Alice Lester of Lester Prairie and Pearl (Waldo) Stender of Minnetonka; many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Edna Schultz were Thursday, Feb. 28, 2002, at 1 p.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie. The Rev. Gerald A. Schwanke officiated, and interment followed at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery in Bergen Township.

Friends called Thursday, Feb. 28, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie.

Kay Gueningsman was the organist for the funeral service. "On Eagles' Wings," "I'm But a Stranger Here," and "I Know That My Redeemer Lives" were sung as congregational hymns.

Casket Bearers were Larry, Bradley, and Kendall Schultz, Dennis Wessel, Carl Nelson and Sam Lester.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.

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