Cordella Schultz, age 87, of Silver Lake and formerly of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Service in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, December 22, 2017, at 11:00 A.M. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota, with interment following at the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 21, 2017, from 4:00-8:00 P.M. at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, Minnesota, and will continue one hour prior the service at the church on Friday.
Cordella Laura (Gebhardt) Schultz was born on September 21, 1930, in Lester Prairie, Minnesota, the daughter of Alfred and Helena (Tonn Stenzel) Gebhardt. Cordella was baptized as an infant on October 12, 1930, by Rev. Schert and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth on April 2, 1944, by Rev. Vomhof both at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Bergen Township, McLeod County, Minnesota. She received her education at St. Peter’s parochial school in Bergen Township.
On April 4, 1948, Cordella was united in marriage to Alvin L. Schultz by Rev. Bert Streufert at St. Peter’s. Cordella and Alvin made their home in Glencoe, Minnesota and the surrounding area. They shared 26 years of marriage before Alvin passed away on October 31, 1974. Their marriage was blessed with six children, Arlo, Charlene, Ronald, Janell, Juliene, and Linda. Cordella was a faithful member of First Ev. Lutheran Church in Glencoe.
In addition to being a loving wife, mother and homemaker, Cordella worked at Green Giant in Glencoe. Later she lived in St. Cloud, working at May Printing Company from 1983 until retirement in 1992 when she returned to Glencoe to live. In August 2015, Cordella moved to Cedar Crest Estates Assisted Living in Silver Lake. Cordella had a great sense of humor, loved listening to “my radio” and “old time” music. She loved to bake goodies for the family, especially at Christmas time. Her family of six children, thirteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren meant everything to her, and she treasured the time spent with them and hearing their stories. She enjoyed travel through the years, visiting her children in Alaska, California, and Washington.
Cordella passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Services in Glencoe, Minnesota, at the age of 87 years, 2 months and 26 days.
Blessed be her memory.
Cordella will be missed by her children, Arlo (Virginia) Schultz of Elk River, Charlene (George) Leone of Fircrest, WA, Ron Schultz of Folsom, CA, Juliene Beeth of Anchorage, AK, Linda (Mike) Matousek of Glencoe; son-in-law Roger Bernard of Hutchinson; grandchildren Daniel (Sarah) Schultz, Joel (Holly) Schultz, Talia Leone, Marissa Leone, Megan Leone, Nathan Matousek (fiancée Mia Anderson), Miranda (Tom) Mrkvicka, Jessalyn (Roger) Kish, Mackenzie Matousek, Lena Limeres, Lauren Schultz; step-grandchildren George (Kelly) Leone Jr., David Leone; great-grandchildren Andrew Schultz, Zachary Schultz, Emmeline Schultz, Sadie Schultz, Brayden Linsmeier, Adilynn Mrkvicka, Huxley Kish, Emry Kish, and step great-grandchildren Cassandra Leone, Maximus Leone, Julius Leone, Talulah Leone, Blake Miller, and Maxon Miller. She is also survived by sisters-in-law Audrey Stenzel, Orvilla Gebhardt, and Darlyne Schutte and a number of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Cordella was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Helena Gebhardt; husband, Alvin Schultz; daughter, Janell Bernard; siblings and in-laws Cleora Rolf, Albin and Mildred Stenzel, Gordon Stenzel, Marcella and Ortwin Ostlie, Emmert Gebhardt, and Loren Gebhardt, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Eleanor and Leonard Sifferath, Adina and Marvin Sifferath, Evelyn and Douglas Bell, Delores Hedman, Christine Cooley, Mayo Schutte, Arnold Schutte, Willard Krentz, and Alfred Krentz.
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