Adeline Alvina Quitmeyer went home to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Lakewood Health System in Staples, at 95 years, 32 days.
Funeral services are 2 p.m., Saturday, November 2, 2013, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie with the Rev. Kirk Lee officiating. Music is provided by organist, Maureen Diedrich and vocalist, Dedra Zwieg. Burial is at Parkers Prairie Cemetery. Pallbearers are her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers are her granddaughters.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m., Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Adeline "Addy" was born September 25, 1918, the seventh of 12 children to William and Ottilie (Brueske) Schramm at home in Leaf Valley. She was baptized at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Leaf Valley by the Rev. Kleweno. The family moved to Parkers Prairie when she was 2 years old. She was confirmed in German by the Rev. Sieving on March 20, 1932, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie. She attended country school through the 8th grade in Parkers Prairie Township.
Following her education, she worked in farm fields and for many families doing housework and taking care of babies. Later, she worked as a waitress at the Parkers Prairie Hotel.
Adeline was united in marriage to Henry August Quitmeyer November 7, 1940, at Immanuel Lutheran Church by the Rev. Sieving. Following their marriage, they were blessed with four daughters. Raising her children was her biggest joy. She cooked many large meals and baked many goodies for her family. Her door was always open for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed her large garden and canning. In her later years, she spent a lot of time reading books about the Amish and her Portals of Prayer.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1996; six brothers, Alfred, Eugene (Olga), Edwin (Audrey), Bill (Hazel), Hugo (Darlene) and Harlan Schramm; three sisters, Florence (Melvin) Quitmeyer, Alvina (Louis) Johnke and Esther (Harold) Gretler; three brothers-in-law, Vincent Brunson, Wesley Bowman and Otto Quitmeyer; sister-in-law, Elvera Quitmeyer; and four nephews and three nieces.
Addy is survived by her four daughters, Judy (John) Moeller of Parkers Prairie, Karen (Dave) Schreiner of Sartell, Kathy (Ray) Caauwe of Parkers Prairie and Debbie (Rick) Otteson of Staples; sisters, Irene Brunson of Parkers Prairie and Verla Bowman of Forbes; sister-in-law, Elaine Schramm of Conrad, Montana; 13 grandchildren, Dedra Zwieg of Parkers Prairie, April (Kent) Steidl of Miltona, Rick Zwieg of Carlos, Johnathan (Colleen Fugleberg) Moeller of Mankato, Jennessa Moeller of Parkers Prairie, Jeff (Vanessa) Schreiner of Sartell, Greg (Amy) Schreiner of St Cloud, Jennifer (Craig) Stevens of Waite Park, Tanya (Tim) Sanvik of Hawley, Nicole (Nick) Tabbert of Alexandria, Jeff (Lisa) Otteson of Sartell, Danny (Shaylene) Otteson of Becker and Kathy (Paul Petrich) Otteson of Staples; four foreign exchange grandchildren, Alice Cholewa and Maria Carlson, both of Germany, Sasiyada Naowanondha of Thailand and Ingfrid Aarsland of Norway; 22 great-grandchildren, Dannielle Zwieg, Krystal Chermak, Samantha Steidl, Myranda Steidl, Jordan Preble-Zwieg, Jada Hanson, Billy Bastyr-Moeller, Austin Schreiner, Allison Schreiner, Landry Schreiner, Scarlet Schreiner, Brendan Sanvik, Addison Sanvik, Nolan Tabbert, Noah Tabbert, Ian Otteson, Caleb Otteson, Eve Otteson, Ella Otteson, Kimberli Kronenberg, Issac Kronenberg, Steven Petrich and a 23rd on its way in Germany; and 15 nieces and 22 nephews.
Arrangements are by Lind Family Funeral and Cremation Service; www.lindfamilyfh.com.