Myrtle A. Schuettpelz, age 89, of Mayer, passed away Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.
Myrtle was born Jan. 27, 1926, in Waconia Township, the daughter of Carl and Mathilda (Gennrich) Prehn. She was baptized Feb. 26, 1926, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia by the Rev. William Schneider; and confirmed March 17, 1940, at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer by the Rev. Elmer Schwandt.
Myrtle was united in marriage to Omer H. Schuettpelz June 4, 1946, at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer, by Rev. Schwandt.
Myrtle loved family gatherings, never missing an anniversary or birthday for anyone in the family. She and Omer enjoyed taking bus trips to many different destinations.
Myrtle enjoyed taking pictures of the family, which are a treasure to have for great memories. She went for coffee in the morning on a regular basis with the same group of women. In addition, Myrtle liked putting puzzles together, playing solitaire, needlepoint, and crochet. One of her favorite activities was going out to eat at many different restaurants.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Omer; parents Carl and Mathilda Prehn; son-in-law Scott Berry; and sister Bernice Quaas.
Myrtle is survived by her loving family: daughters and sons-in-law Carol and Rev. Don Luedke of Ft. Wayne, IN, and Sharon Berry of Lester Prairie; grandchildren Brett Luedke, Tara and Andy Korsmo, David and Robin Berry, Annette and Wade Stock, Aimee Wilder and friend Shawn Solvavong, and Justin and Natalie Berry; great-grandchildren Emilie, Garrett and Wyatt Berry, Craig Becker, Cody and Chase Stock, James Wilder and friend Sam, Tony Wilder and friend Ashley, Jevyn Berry, Tyler, Blake and Chase Korsmo; great-great-grandchildren Aidan, Mason and Sydney; a sister, Gladys Pederson of Norwood; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
The funeral service took place Friday, Sept. 4 at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer with the Rev. Adam Gless officiating. There was visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Interment was at Zion Lutheran Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Myrtle’s grandchildren: David Berry, Annette Stock, Aimee Wilder, Justin Berry, Brett Luedke, and Tara Korsmo.
Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.