Frances Ewert, age 99, of Stewart, passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, January 19, 2015, at 11:30 AM at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stewart, with interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Frances Katherine Ewert was born June 5, 1915, in Collins Township, McLeod County, Stewart, Minnesota, the eldest child of Anton and Annie (Klinkhammer) Ewert. She reached the age of 99 years, 7 months, and 9 days. Frances was baptized and confirmed at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stewart. She grew up in rural Stewart and attended District 61 School in Collins Township, completing the 6th grade. Frances was a life and faithful member of the St. Boniface Catholic Church. She belonged to the C.C.W.
Frances enjoyed the simple things in life; gardening, canning, cooking, picking berries, and baking. She had a passion for baking pies, donuts, and cookies. Her mouth-watering sweets will be greatly missed. Frances was a hard worker, working many hours outdoors doing manual labor. She worked for various families in the area for wages of $2.50 to $3.50 per week! She also was a cook at the Stewart High School for years. Frances’ true passion in life was needlework, embroidery and crocheting. Her crocheted doilies and name doilies are seen in many homes. She crocheted over 400 name doilies! She didn’t need a pattern, she could look at a doily and crochet it! She also crocheted hundreds of afghans for people and always donated one for the church fall bazaar. She also loved to embroider dish towels.
Frances is survived by siblings: Jerome Ewert of Stewart, Jeannie Thill of California, and Regina Willman of Fridley, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sibling brothers: Richard, Lawrence, and Raymond Ewert, and sisters Nora Ewert and Theresa Baumann.