Clare C. McHale, age 101, of Waverly, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, at the St. Anthony Health Center in St. Anthony, MN.
She was born Aug. 10, 1908, to Daniel and Margaret (Jaeb) Janson in Rogers, MN.
Clare was an active member of St. Mary’s Parish in Waverly since childhood.
Clare and her husband, Patrick, were married at St. Mary’s Feb. 20, 1930.
They were owner/operators of McHale Hardware in Waverly from just after World War II until their retirement in 1966.
Clare was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick; daughter, Ann; and daughter-in-law Patricia.
She is survived by her daughter, Joan and Edgar Berners; a son, Jack; 10 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial took place Tuesday, Sept. 1 at the Church of St. Mary in Waverly with the Rev. Timothy Cloutier officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Casket bearers were William McHale, Charles Jones, Alex Loomis, Dean Moseng, John Berners, and David Berners.
Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.