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Mardis Aurellia Schrupp

Mardis Aurellia Schrupp, age 92, of Howard Lake, died Sunday, March 4, 2007 at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Howard Lake.

She was born April 25, 1914 in Victory Township, Wright County, the daughter of George W. and Polly (Montgomery) Adams. Mardis was baptized Aug. 3, 1914 by the Rev. A. A. Palmer of the Presbyterian church in Howard Lake, and confirmed in her faith Aug. 19, 1928 at the Lake Mary Swedish Lutheran Church by the Rev. Alex Sand.

Mardis grew up on her parents’ farm home on Round Lake, and attended the Howard Lake Public School.

She was married to Andrew Schrupp June 21, 1933 at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake with the Rev. C. G. Seltz officiating. To this union, eight children were born, seven sons and one daughter.

After several moves, the family made their home on a farm southwest of Howard Lake. Caring for their children, working on the farm, and gardening and growing flowers, were among Mardis’ full-time and most enjoyable duties.

Following the death of her husband, Mardis moved into Howard Lake. For 13 years, she was employed at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Howard Lake.

After suffering a stroke in November 2002, she became a resident of the Good Samaritan Care Center.

In addition to her husband, Mardis was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Audrey, who died in infancy; two sons, Ralph and Gerald; two grandsons, Kim and Timmy Schrupp; and a great-granddaughter, Heather Good.

Mardis is survived by her children, Lowell of Howard Lake, Howard (Jeanette) of Florahome, Fla., Carol (Gerald) Burau of Howard Lake, Melvin (Nancy) of Winter Springs, Fla., Loren (Janice) of Choctaw, Okla., and Gaylen (Kathy) of Nashville, Tenn.; 22 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Friday, March 9 at 10:30 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake with the Revs. Michael Nirva and Martin Schoenfeld officiating. Nancy Butterfass was the organist, and soloist Marge Stuevens provided special music. Interment was in the Howard Lake City Cemetery.

Visitation took place Thursday, March 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

Mardis’ grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her casket bearers.

Arrangements were by the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake.

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