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Marcella Schwartz

d. December 4, 2012

Marcella V. (Mentel) Schwartz, age 92, of Rose Creek, died Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Comforcare Good Samaritan Center. Marcella was born July 16, 1920 on a farm south of Rose Creek to Fred and Mary (Majerus) Mentel. She lived in Rose Creek and Austin. Marcella graduated from Austin High School in 1939 and then went to Teacher's Training in Winona. Marcella married Melvin Schwartz on March 25, 1942 in Windom. They made their home on a farm near Rose Creek where they raised their three children. Marcella taught country school in Lyle and Johnsburg and later taught at Sacred Heart Elementary School in Adams until her retirement in 1977. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, St. Peter's Rosary Society, Rose Creek Literary Club and Birthday Club, Hoe and Grow Garden Club, and was a Hospital Auxiliary volunteer at St. Olaf Hospital in Austin. Survivors include her daughters, Carol (Jack) Kiefer, Rose Creek, Marietta (Steve) Frein, Plainview; daughter-in-law, Judy Schwartz, Rose Creek; nine grandchildren, David Schwartz, Lynelle Elward, Steven Schwartz, Gregg Schwartz, Jessica Sannes, Laura Peterson, Mitchell Frein, Kellie Kiefer, and Sarah Kiefer; 16 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Elaine Mentel, Austin, Stella Mentel, Adams. She is preceded in death by her husband, Melvin in 1999; son, Roger in 2009; brothers, Harry and Clarence; sister, Kathryn. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:00 am on Friday, December 7, 2012 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Rose Creek with Father Tom Loomis officiating. There will be a 6 pm wake service on Thursday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4-7 pm and also one hour before the service at the church on Friday. Interment will be in St. Peter's Cemetery. Condolences may be left online at

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