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Berniece E. Schultz

January 18, 1939 — January 7, 2023

Truman

 

Berniece “Bea” E. Schultz, age 83, of Truman, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at her home, surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Monday, January 16, 2023 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Truman with Rev. Timothy Chase officiating. A time for visitation will be held  4-6 PM on Sunday at Zaharia Family Funeral Home in Truman and one hour prior to services at church. Burial will take place at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Truman. Memorials are preferred to St. Paul’s Lutheran School and to Martin Luther High School.

Berniece Elaine Schultz was born on January 18, 1939 in Pleasant Mound Township, rural Amboy, MN, to Alvin and Lorena (Urban) Borkenhagen. She became a child of God through baptism on February 12, 1939, and was confirmed on June 29, 1952 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Fieldon. She attended District 83 country school through the 8th grade and graduated from Truman High School in 1956. Bea was united in marriage to Ronald H. Schultz on November 16, 1958 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Fieldon. Together, they raised their three children on the farm in rural Truman.

Bea was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and loved attending Bible classes. She was very active in her congregation. When the children were in grade school, Bea was often a room mother. She was  Ruth Circle President and later secretary of Ladies Aid/LWML for many years. Bea made and donated many quilts for charity and also made one-of-a-kind quilts for each of her great-grandchildren.

Bea is survived by her husband, Ronald; children, Sonia (Daryl) Hoewisch, Faith (Robert) Sitzman, and Timothy (Lynn) Schultz; grandchildren, Danica (Chris Hayden) Schieber, Andrew (Beth) Schieber, Steven (Rachael) Sitzman, Nathan (Alisha) Schieber, Matthew (Celeste) Sitzman, and Daric (Katy) Sitzman; great-grandchildren, Alex, Roland, and Juliet Stith, Ariel, Judah, and Zion Schieber, Winnifred, Lew, and Reginald Sitzman, Christi, Gabriel, Elijah, and Caspian Schieber, and Malcolm and Eleanor Sitzman; sister, Margie Kroells; sisters-in-law, Janet Tyrrell, Arlys Rullman, and Mary (Darrell) Golnitz; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. 

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Doris Mogensen; in-laws, Henry and Lenora Schultz; brothers-in-law, Donald Kroells, George Tyrrell, and Cap Rullman. 

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, January 15, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Zaharia Family Funeral and Cremation Service

102 East Ciro Street, Truman, MN 56088

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Visitation

Monday, January 16, 2023

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

St. Paul's Lutheran Church

110 E 4th St N, Truman, MN 56088

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Funeral Service

Monday, January 16, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

St. Paul's Lutheran Church

110 E 4th St N, Truman, MN 56088

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