Willard Schatz 1915-1950
SCHATZ, SIEVERTSEN, TSURIS
Posted By: Sharon Elijah (email)
Date: 8/1/2021 at 08:09:45
4 January 1951 - Monticello Express
Death came to Willard Benhardt Schatz early last Friday morning at his home in Monticello following a long illness.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. L. Adix from St. Matthew's Lutheran church with burial at Oakwood cemetery. The Goettsch funeral home was in charge.
Willard Benhardt Schatz was born July 30, 1915 in Lovell township, the son of August and Grace (Behrends) Schatz. He attended rural schools and later came to Monticello to attend the public school from which he was graduated with the class of 1932.
Until he joined the United States army, he was engaged in farming, a profession he returned to following his discharge from the armed forces. He served in the army from March 27, 1941 until November 27, 1945.
He was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran church and a member of the church council.
On December 28, 1945, he was married to Ella Sievertsen at the Wayne Zion Lutheran church by Rev. F. H. Kehren. The couple engaged in farming until about a year ago when ill health forced their move to their home on South Maple street.
Two sons were born to the couple: Sidney Stuart and Bernard Willard.
Besides his wife and sons, Mr. Schatz is survived by his parents, a twin brother, Wilfred, and the following brothers and sisters: Marie Schatz, Monterey, Calif.; Robert, Rochester, Minn.; Mrs. Peter Tsuris, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Vernon, Omaha, Neb.; Ernest, Chicago, and Lester, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Pallbearers were Paul Behrends, Lyle Behrends, Loren Freese, Irving Schatz, Carl Egger, and Marvin Maire.
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