Obituaries for Surnames Beginning With "S"
Wabasha County, Minnesota

John E. Satory
Franz Schmidt
Anton Schuth
Mrs. August Schuth
Cecilia Schuth
Henry Schuth
Julia Schuth
Leo Schuth
Leo H. Schuth
Theresa Meyer Schuth
J. H. Schurb
Mrs. J. H. Schurb
Mrs. Frank Schweitzer
Loy Shebat
Mary Agnes (Kemp) Simons
Mrs. Frank Smith
Mrs. Elizabeth Stiever

Daughter of Michael Otto Kemp and Elizabeth Hergenrather SIMONS

Mrs. Mary Kemp, formerly of Lake City, MN. widow of the late Leonard R. Simons. Survived by 2 daughters, JoAnne E. Murphy, Edina, Mary Clare Sarner, Colorado Springs, CO, and 5 grandchildren. A son, Leonard, preceded her in death.

She was a member of St. Mary's Auxiliary, Catholic League of Mpls, Art Institute, The Cenecle Retreat League, and the Women's Club of Mpls.

Memorial Mass Friday 7:30 PM Church of the Visitation, 45th and Lyndale Ave. South. No visitation. Private internment. Memorials preferred to visitation Church, the Poor Clares and our Lady of Good Counsel. Free Cancer Home Arrangements White Funeral Home 872-7244

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Source: Mpls Tribune Thursday, 22 May 1980

Satorys Hear of Death of Grandson, Sept. 1, 1952

Mrs. Marcus Satory received word Wednesday morning bearing news of the death of her grandson, John E. Satory, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Satory of Detroit, Michigan. John E., age 22, had been in service for the past 18 months and was stationed with the Intelligence Corps at Frankfurt, Germany, for the past three months.

The fore part of the week the Satory's received word from the War Department at Frankfurt, Germany, stating that their son was critically ill and on Wednesday word came that he had passed away.

Mrs. Satory Attends Funeral of Grandson

Mrs. Marcus Satory returned on Tuesday from Detroit, Michigan, where she attended the funeral of her grandson, Pvt. John E. Satory, age 23, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwqard Satory was killed in Frankfurt, Germany, on August 29th, and the body was shipped to his home in Detroit for burial. He was attached to Administration Headquarters, Security Division and had been in Germany about ten weeks.

His uncle, the Rev. Max Satory of Blue Earth, officiated at the Requiem High Mass at the Church of the Precious Blood, in Detroit, on (end of column).

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October 10, 1901

The angel of death called at the home of Mr. and Mrs. August Schuth of Greenfield on Saturday evening and claimed little Cecelia, their seven year old daughter. For five days she had been a sufferer from peritonitis and death came as a relief from a bed of the most agonizing pain. Her funeral was Tuesday from St. Felix Church and was largely attended.

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Peritonitis is an acute inflammation of the membrane (peritoneum) that lines the abdominal cavity and forms the outer coating of the abdominal organs. Although the inside of the gut contains millions of germs, this membrane is sterile and is very sensitive to infection. Peritonitis usually results from perforation of some part of the intestine so that the contents are able to gain access to the peritoneum and infect it. Perforation of an inflamed appendix, or of a gastric or duodenal ulcer, are the most common causes of peritonitis, but it can also result from a perforating injury, as may occur in a stabbing assault. If it is not treated promptly, peritonitis can be fatal. Treatment involves fluid infusion to control shock, surgery to drain the peritoneal cavity and repair the cause, and antibiotics to deal with the infection. [Information from NHS Direct Online]

[Note that Penicillin was invented by Sir Alexander Fleming in 1928, far too late to help this little girl. I suffered from a ruptured appendix in 1970 which the doctors failed to diagnose. They did not operate until almost 48 hours later. The survival rate for a ruptured appendix is 24 hours! This has cased problems and pain ever since and my heart goes out to anyone who has experienced agony such as this.]

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WABASHA, Minn. (Special) ~
Loy Shebat, 77, long-time Wabasha businessman, died of a lung condition at 6 a.m. today at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. He was a hospital patient six weeks and had been in failing health several years.

He was born here June 15, 1889, to Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Shebat and married Lucy Muller of Wabasha in 1929. He owned and operated the A. & L. Shebat Merchandise Store 42 years, retiring in 1953. His father, who had come to Wabasha from Austira, began operating the store in 1870. It was on Pembroke Avenue and now is the Legion Annex.

Mr. Shebat, also worked several years for Briggs-Cooper Co., St. Paul. He attended St. John's College, Collegeville, and Sacred Heart College, Prairie du Chien, Wis. He was a veteran of World War I, serving in France. He was a member of the Wabasha Council, Knights of Columbus, and American Legion Post here.

His wife survives. Three sisters and one brother have died.

The requiem Mass will be said Sunday at 1 p.m. at St. Felix Church by the Rev. John Daly. Burial will be in St. Felix Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Abbott-Wise Funeral Home from 2 p.m. Saturday until time of services. Father Daly and the Knights of Columbus will lead a prayer service Saturday at 8 p.m.

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KELLOGG, Minn. (Special) ~
Mrs. Elizabeth Stiever, 82, Kellogg, died today at 1 a.m. at the Buena Vista Nursing Home, Wabasha, where she had been a patient six years.

The former Elizabeth Howe, she was born here April 15, 1882, to Mr. and Mrs. Peter Howe. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1904. She was married to Peter Stiever in November 1909 at Kellogg. They farmed in the Kellogg area and were active in the Southeastern Minnesota Beekeepers Association many years. She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church and its parish council.

Survivors are: One sister, Mrs. Linn (Celia) Pfeilsticker, Wabasha, and one brother, John Howe, Hamilton, Mont. Her husband and one son [Paul] have died.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Agnes Church, the Rev. Robert Sheehan officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at Abbott-Wise Funeral Home, Wabasha, after 2 p.m. Wednesday. The St. Agnes parish council will say a Rosary Wednesday at 3 p.m. and Father Sheehan will say the Rosary at 8 p.m.

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Source: Family Newspaper Clippings, Feb. 1965
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Mrs. Frank Smith died at Tower City N. D., on Sunday, July 31st, ater a short illness. She was a daughter of Daniel Davis, of Plainiew, and was married in March, 1891. Mr. Smith will be remembered as the son of Sidney Smith and a brother of Mrs. C. H. Benedict of this city. The remains were brought to Plainview for interment. Mr. Smith has hosts of friends who will sympathize with him in his affliction.

Source: Wabasha Herald, Aug. 10, 1892
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Minneiska Resident for 51 Years Dead
J. H. Schurb Succumbs to Injuries

Joseph H. Schurb, a resident of Minneiska for 51 years, passed away in St. Elizabeth's hospital Wednesday afternoon, July 16, at the age of 79, following injuries received when kicked by a colt four days previous.

Mr. Schurb suffered a fractured leg, several fractured ribs and a crushed chest when he was kicked by a colt as he approached from behind. Complications and loss of blood caused his demise.

The deceased was married to Dorothy Heaser 51 years ago. They had resided on a farm near Minneiska since that time. Just a little over a month ago, June 16, he had mourned the death of his wife.

J. H. Schurb was of sturdy character and held in high esteem by his friends and neighbors, who consider his death a great loss.

A son, Frank of Minneiska, and four daughters, Miss Anna Schurb and Mrs. Peter J. Marx of Mazeppa, Mrs. Edward Walch of Oak Ridge and Mrs. Louis Walch of Winona, are the survivors.

At 9 a.m. Saturday morning funeral services were held at St. Mary's church in Minneiska, and burial was in St. Mary's cemetery there.

Those from out of town attending the last rites were: Mr. and Mrs. William Costello of Mazeppa; Mrs. J. King and John T. Loechler of Wabasha, and Mrs. and Mrs. John Arnoldy and family of Chatfield.

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3 Priests Officiate at Mrs. Schurb's Rites
Many attend Funeral of Aged Minneiska Woman

Rev. Fr. M. Hoper of Minneiska, REv. Fr. Mueller of Mazeppa and Rev. Fr. P. Tibesar of Rollingstone conducted the funeral services for Mrs. J. H. Schurb of Minneiska, held at St. Mary's church in Minneiska at 10 A.m. Monday, June 16.

George, Edward, Michael, John and Oswald Heaser and Alex Siebenaler acted as pallbearers. Mrs. Schurb was a member of St. Anne's Altar society, which attended the funeral in a body. Interment was in St. Mary's cemetery.

Dora Heaser was born in Trout Valley, Winona county, April 8, 1859. There she was educated and spent her youth. On Jan. 7, 1879, she was married to Joseph H. Schurb at Minneiska. They went to live on the Schurb place one mile west of Minneiska.

Mrs. Schurb was a good Christian, a kind and loving wife and mother, and a good neighbor. Her pride was her family and her home. Her place can never be filled in the hears of her husband, children and friends.

The survivors are her husband; one son, Frank of Minneiska; four daughters, Mrs. Peter J. Marx and Miss Anna E. Schurb of Mazeppa, Mrs. Louis Walch of Winona and Mrs. Edward Walch of Oak Ridge; a brother, Joseph F. Heaser, and two sisters, Mrs. John Siebenaler of Minneiska and Mrs. Anna Berg of Lake City.

Among those from out of town attending the burial rites were: Miss Anna Schurb, Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Marx and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. W. Costello and daughter, Mrs. Hart, Mrs. Wagner, Mrs. Sand, Mrs. M. Hilger, Mrs. J. Fritz and daughter, Isabel, Miss Mary Marx, Mrs. Wild, Mr. and Mrs John Reiland and son, Nick Marx and Vincent Webster, all of Mazeppa; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Walch and daughters of Winona; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Walch and daughters of Oak Ridge; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hess of St. Paul; Mr. and Mrs. John Arnoldy of Chatfield.

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After an illness of a number of months, death came to the relief of Mrs. Frank Schweitzer at St. Francis hospital, la Crosse, on Monday, April 9.

Her passing brings a touch of sorrow to all who knew her as a kindly woman, a friend of all she met, and one who had lived a life of useful labor and helpfulness, had been a devoted wife and mother, and experienced the joys and the sorrows of life.

Lena Noll was born March 25, 1879, at Conception, Minn. daughter of Peter and Theresa Krismer Noll. Her childhood was spent at conception, and at the age of fourteen she came with the family to this county to a farm three miles south of alma, now owned by her grandson Glen Averbeck.

She attended school in the former Stein district, and after that worked out for various neighbors.

Her marriage to Frank John Schweitzer took place November 29th, 1900, at St. Lawrence church, Alma. for many years they operated their farm near this city, which they bought from Mr. Schweitzer's father, Christian Schweitzer, on of the county's pioneers from Switzerland. Besides the usual operations of a farm, they also for a time carried on a dairy business delivering milk to the residents of the city, with the help of their children.

They retired from the farm in 1927 and came to live in alma, and resided here together until Mr. Schweitzer's death on may 28, 1939. Mrs. Schweitzer has made her home here ever since.

She is survived by three children, namely: Harvey of this city ( Alma), Lavina, Mrs. Glen McCabe, La Crosse; and Mrs. Wilma Hoch, La Crosse. One daughter, Marcella preceded her in death.

she leaves seventeen grandchildren & thirty one great grand children. One grandchild and five great grandchildren preceded her in death. Three brothers survive her, Louis and Frank of this city, and Clem Noll of Wabasha, Minn. Her father passed away in 1910, her mother in 1936, and she was also preceded in death by four brothers, Peter, Henry, John, and Edward, and a sister, Caroline, Mrs. George Averbeck.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 12, at ten o'clock at St. Lawrence Catholic church, of which she was a member. Tuesday evening rosary was led by the members of the confraternity of the Holy rosary. There will be Rosary on 'Wednesday evening after Lenten Devotions,. she also was a charter member of the American Legion auxiliary of alma. Burial will take place at the alma cemetery with Father Thomas Ash officiating.

NOTE: We know now that Lena was not born in Conception, but in La Crosse County, but her children, who probably gave the information for this, did not know this.
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Wabasha, Minn. Leo H. Schuth, 88, of Wabasha died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004 at St. Elizabeth's Health Care Center in Wabasha.

Arrangements are pending with the Abbott Funeral Home of Wabasha.


Leo H. Schuth, age 88, of Wabasha, died Saturday, February 28, 2004, at St. Elizabeth's Health Care Center in Wabasha. He was born December 13, 1915, in Wabasha, the son of Henry and Theresa (Meyer) Schuth. He married Hazel Biever September 30, 1940, at St. Felix Catholic church in Wabasha. He worked as a carpenter and then farmed in Pepin Township of Wabasha County for ten years. He then worked for Wabasha County as a custodian in the county courthouse for 25 years, retiring in 1981. He then did custodial work for the Wabasha County Development Achievement Center in Wabasha until 1988.

He was a member of St Felix Catholic church. He enjoyed fishing and collecting toy tractors.

Leo is survived by his wife, Hazel Schuth, Wabasha, Minn; daughter and son-in-law, Dianne and Larry Mazure, Wabasha; son and daughter-in-law Richard and Vicki Schuth, Wabasha; six grandchildren. Richard M (Barb) Schuth, Laurie (Jeff) Burns, Amy Schuth, Scott (Gayle) Mazure, Dawn (David) Wobbe and Jenny (Ronald) Radatz; one step-granddaughter, Katie Barton; four great-grandchildren, Cortney Wobbe, Samantha Funk, Marissa Burns, and Brandon Burns; nieces and nephews. One brother, Joseph Schuth, preceded him in death.

A funeral Mass was offered on Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at 11:a.m. at St. Felix Catholic church in Wabasha with the Reverend Donald Lovas officiating. Interment was in St Felix Cemetery. Casket bearers were grandchildren Richard M. Schuth, Laurie Burns, Amy Schuth, Scott Mazure, Dawn Wobbe, and friend Mark Jarstad. Honorary bearers were Donald (Swede) Dick, Phil Rosendale, Herman Evers, Frank Norton, Leo Meyer, and Norbert Wallerich. The Abbott funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Source: Winona Post Wednesday, Marcy 3, 2004, page 6a, col. 2
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