Celine “Mae” Schechinger, age 91 of Grand Meadow, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Grand Meadow Senior Living. Celine Mae Kohorst was born on June 18, 1927, on the family farm in Wheatland Township, Carroll County Iowa, to Joseph and Mary (Steinkemp) Kohorst. She attended Saint John’s Catholic School, until 8th grade, after which she stayed home to help out on the farm. On January 12, 1949, Mae was united in marriage to Earl Schechinger in Arcadia, Iowa. The couple raised two sons. Mae was a school cook for Adams High School and for Southland High School. She also cooked at many restaurants including, the Hitching Post and Johnny’s Main Event. A member of St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Austin, she also loved cooking, family get togethers, going out to eat with family, and loved to make pies. Mae enjoyed outdoor events, the 4th of July, barbeques, loved watching the weather, and going fishing with Earl on Madison Lake in Waterville, Minnesota. Mae will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Survivors include her sons, George (Sue) Schechinger of Adams, MN, Joe (Kim) Schechinger of Austin, MN; four grandchildren, Craig, Angela, Kayline, and Kristine; two sisters, Jean Lawler of Carroll, IA, Betty Lawler of West Side, IA; brother and sisters-in-law, Carl Schechinger of Hutchinson, KS, Marvel Morales of Mexico City, Mexico, Viola Berning of Carroll, IA, Betty Schechinger of Carroll, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Mary Kohorst; husband, Earl Schechinger in 2012; brother, Vernon (Nola) Kohorst sister-in-law, Betty Schechinger; brothers-in-law, Bill Lawler, Fenton Lawler, Donald Schechinger, Larry Berning.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with Father James Steffes officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 8, at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, with a rosary service starting at 4:00 p.m. and visitation will continue for one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Austin. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements.