Valaria Schubert, 74

Valaria M. Schubert, age 74, of Watertown, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Service Long Term Care, after a long, courageous battle with cancer, with her husband and children at her side.

Her funeral service will take place Saturday, April 1 at 1 p.m. at St. Pauls’ Lutheran Church, 505 Westminster Ave. SW, Watertown, with the Rev. Paul Krentz officiating. Interment will be at Watertown Public Cemetery, Watertown.

There will be visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Casket bearers are Robert Dobratz, Gene Narr, Jesse Narr, Jon Narr, Chris Kadrie, and Jeff Grossinger.

Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.

Valaria was born Nov. 16, 1942, in Watertown, the daughter of Raymond and Vernice (Guetzkow) Narr.

She was united in marriage to Lowell Schubert Oct. 12, 1963, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Watertown.

Valaria was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Watertown, and was very strong in her faith. She served with Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, and participated in the bell choir. In recent years, she found comfort in women’s Bible study group.

Valaria enjoyed a 35-year career at Prudential Insurance, working in commissions. Throughout retirement, she treasured her friends from Prudential.

After a full day at Prudential, her second shift started on the farm. After some chores outside, she loved cooking big meals for the family and all the working friends.

Valaria treasured family vacations at Eagles Nest Resort in Nisswa for the last 35 years, which became tradition for her children and grandkids.

In their early days of dating and marriage, Valaria enjoyed going to old-time dances to hear Lowell play the concertina, and again in recent years. In her last days, she was comforted by Lowell playing her hymns.

April 1 marks 49 years on their farm. In retirement, she and Lowell transitioned from cows, corn, and beans to mowing lawn on their “his-and-hers” John Deere mowers. Today, their yard is known to family as “Schubert’s Park.”

Valaria’s greatest joy was being a mother to her three kids. After living with the reality of not being able to have kids, God sent her three. She cherished her gift as a mother, and was also able to greatly enjoy and cherish her grandkids.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Vernice Narr; brother John Narr; nephews James Hoese and Roger Dobratz; brother-in-law Harlan Dobratz; and father-in-law and mother-in-law Wilmar and Goldie Schubert.

Valaria is survived by her loving family: husband Lowell Schubert; daughter and son-in-law Renae and Brian Clark of Orono; sons and daughters-in-law Brian and Jami Schubert of Montrose, and Jerry and Kelly Schubert of Waverly; and grandchildren Lily Clark, Carson Clark, Wyatt Gabrelcik, and Roslyn Schubert.

She is further survived by sisters and brother Carolyn Dobratz of New Germany, Linda (Erland) Hoese of Howard Lake, Bruce (Sandy) Narr of Dassel, and Becky (Jeff) Grossinger of Delano; brother-in-law Ronald Schubert of Delano; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

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