Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Clara Stein of Kimball died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at the Assumption Nursing Home in Cold Spring. She was 95.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at St. Anne Catholic Church in Kimball with Fr. Gerald Mischke celebrating the Mass. Friends may call from 4-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball, and one hour prior to the service Friday at the church. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. and a rosary at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, both will be at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Anne's Catholic Cemetery.
Clara Marie Stein was born July 12, 1915, in Rockville to Frank and Agatha (Molitor) Bauer. She married Anton N. Stein Nov. 5, 1935, in Rockville. He died May 19, 1995. Clara farmed with her husband, and later worked as a home health aide. She was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church in Kimball, Christian Mothers, and the Litchfield Senior Citizens Club. Clara enjoyed sewing, crocheting, baking, music, dancing, and being with her three children, 19 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Clara was preceded in death by her husband Anton; daughter Darlene Dodge; grandchildren Joshua Hilsgen and Susan Decker; great-grandchildren Jonathan Decker and Cedric Ecker; sons-in-law Marvin Hilsgen and Howard Dodge; sisters Ida Schreiner and Alma Lovejoy; and brothers Leo, Mike and Albert Bauer.
She is survived by daughters Laura (and Barry) Hanson of Annandale and Rosella (and John) Decker of Cold Spring; sisters Julia Voight of St. Augusta, Leona (and Larry) Hahn of Cottage Grove, Catherine Eickers of Sartell, Tillie (and Aldine) Anderson of Stansfield, and Eleanor (and Hans) Brendalen of Glidden, Wis.; 17 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Troy Hilsgen, Darcy Anderson, Eddie Decker, Larry Decker, Danny Dodge, and Toni Jean Schaepper. Organist Frosty Schiefelbein and the St. Anne's Choir will provide the music for the service.