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Cordella L. Schultz, 87, of Silver Lake

Cordella Schultz

Cordella Laura (Gebhardt) Schultz, 87, of Silver Lake, formerly of Glencoe, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Services.
Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 22, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe with the Rev. Peter Adelsen officiating. Paul Otte was the organist. Soloist Chuck Thiel performed “Abide With Me” and “Away in a Manger/Silent Night.” Congregational hymns were “Abide With Me” and “Just Keep Me Nearer the Cross.”
Honorary casket bearers were Lene Limeres, Lauren Schultz, George Leone Jr. and David Leone. Casket bearers were her grandchildren, Daniel Schultz, Joel Schultz, Megan Leone, Marissa Leone, Talia Leone, Nathan Matousek, Miranda Mrkvicka, Jessalyn Kish and Mackenzie Matousek. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Cordella Laura (Gebhardt) Schultz was born Sept. 21, 1930, in Lester Prairie, the daughter of Alfred and Helena (Tonn Stenzel) Gebhardt. She was baptized as an infant Oct. 12, 1930, by the Rev. Schert, and was confirmed in her faith as a youth on April 2, 1944, by the Rev. Vomhof, both at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Bergen Township, McLeod County. She received her education at St. Peter’s parochial school in Bergen Township.
On April 4, 1948, she was united in marriage to Alvin L. Schultz by the Rev. Bert Streufert at St. Peter’s. They made their home in Glencoe and the surrounding area. They shared 26 years of marriage before Mr. Schultz died on Oct. 31, 1974. Their marriage was blessed with six children, Arlo, Charlene, Ronald, Janell, Juliene and Linda. She was a faithful member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe.
In addition to being a loving wife, mother and homemaker, Mrs. Schultz 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, she moved to Cedar Crest Estate assisted living in Silver Lake. She 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, 13 grandchildren and 10 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.
She will be missed by her children, Arlo (Virginia) Schultz of Elk River, Charlene (George) Leone of Fircrest, Washington, Ron Schultz of Folsom, California, Juliene Beeth of Anchorage, Alaska, and 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 and Lauren Schultz; stepgrandchildren, George (Kelly) Leone Jr. and David Leone; great-grandchildren, Andrew Schultz, Zachary Schultz, Emmeline Schultz, Sadie Schultz, Brayden Linsmeier, Adilynn Mrkvicka, Huxley Kish and Emry Kish; stepgreat-grandchildren, Cassandra Leone, Maximus Leone, Julius Leone, Talulah Leone, Blake Miller and Maxon Miller; sisters-in-law, Audrey Stenzel, Orvilla Gebhardt and Darlyne Schutte; and a number of nieces, nephews and friends.
She 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; and 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.
Arrangements were with the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.mcbridechapel.com.