Tricounty News

Clara Erpelding, 91

Clara M. Erpelding was born Jan. 27, 1918, in Pearl Lake to Henry and Susan (Garding) Schneider. She married Geroge Erpelding Oct. 2, 1941, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Pearl Lake. Clara lived in Eden Valley all her married life, and she was in charge of the funeral lunches at St. Peter's Catholic Church for many years. She was a member of Assumption Catholic Church and Holy Cross Catholic Aid Council. Clara enjoyed quilting, gardening, and sewing. Clara was preceded in death by her parents; husband George Jan. 23, 2002; son Daniel April 5, 2003; brother Mark Schneider and sister Alma Schneider. She is survived by her children Rose Fink of Eden Valley, Gerald of Hutchinson, Janet Brown of Robbinsdale, and Richard of Minnetrista; sisters and brothers Rose Loesch, Alphonse Schneider, and Martha Schneider, all of Watkins, and Walter Schneider of Pearl Lake; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.