Irene H. Schultz, age 100 of Melrose, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at the CentraCare Care Center in Melrose, Minnesota.
A private funeral service will be held on Friday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose with Pastor Joe DiVietro officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Melrose.
Irene Helen Kliewer was born May 2, 1920 in Mountain Lake, Minnesota to John and Helen (Ewert) Kliewer. On October 28, 1945 she married John Schultz in Mountain Lake. In her younger years, Irene worked as a telephone operator. She worked as a teller for the Mountain Lake Bank until 1971. The family moved to Delano and Irene worked for Lundsten Lumber Yard until her retirement. In 1999, Irene and John moved to Melrose to be closer to family.
Irene was a former member of Bethel Mennonite Church in Mountain Lake and attended Faith Baptist Church in Sauk Centre. In retirement, Irene and John started at stained glass company which they enjoyed doing together. Irene was a good seamstress and knitted various items that she donated to the World Vision Organization. She enjoyed baking, reading, and watching the Minnesota Twins, Timberwolves, Lynx, and Vikings.
Survivors include her children, Marianna (Stephen) Marenfeld of Tucson, Arizona, Elizabeth (Larry) Wehrli of Pearce, Arizona, and Ruth (Karl) Lemm of Melrose; four grandchildren, Jonathan (Jodie) Marenfeld, Peter (Michelle) Marenfeld, David Lemm, and Anna (Chad) Pikus; great-grandchildren, Ava Marenfeld and Nate Marenfeld; and sister-in-law, Michele Kliewer of Secaucus, New Jersey.
Irene was preceded in death by her husband, John Schultz on March 7, 2010; parents; brother, Warren Kliewer; and sister, Elmira Esau.