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November 22, 1921 – Saturday, October 19, 2013

Service Information
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church-Winsted,MN
Wednesday, October 23rd
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Tuesday, October 22nd
4-8 P.M.

Viola L. Schauer, age 91, of Winsted passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.

She was born on November 22, 1921 Hollywood Township, Carver County the daughter of Julius & Augusta (Wolff) Gatz.

Viola was baptized on December 18, 1921 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hollywood Township, Carver County. She was also instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in Christian faith April 5, 1936 at St. John’s Lutheran Church.

On June 8, 1947, Viola L. Gatz and Martin J. Schauer were joined in holy marriage at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hollywood. God blessed their marriage with two sons.

Viola enjoyed her flower beds, embroidering, enjoyed all of their travels throughout the United States and overseas with Martin.

Viola was a longtime member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted where she was a member of LWML and taught Sunday School. Viola also belonged to The Legion Auxiliary and V.F.W. in Winsted.

Survived by loving sons: Gary M. Schauer and Ronnie J. Schauer both of Winsted; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her husband: Martin J. Schauer on April 6, 2002, her parents: Julius & Augusta Gatz and by two brothers: Glenn and Norman Gatz.

Funeral Services for Viola L. Schauer will be held on Wednesday, October 23rd at 11:00 A.M. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted. Pastor Mark Loder will officiate. Molly Loder will be the organist for the funeral service.

Interment will follow at The Winsted Public Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 22nd from at 4-8 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. Further visitation will be held on Wednesday morning at the church one hour prior to services.

Casket Bearers will be Bill Braunwarth and Andrew Braunwarth, Dean Jopp, Nathan Jopp, Steve Gatz and Bruce Gatz.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences maybe made to

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  1. Gerard Stifter

    Ron and Gary You have my sympathy of the loss of your mother


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