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Grace Schatz

June 24, 1918 — July 22, 2013

Grace Elaine, daughter of Albert Arthur and Marie Ida (Stuhr) Jensen, was born June 24, 1918 at home located at the Great Western Park near Manning, Iowa. She grew up on farms near Manning ending up on a farm just east of the Hausbarn/Heritage Park. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lincoln Township near Gray. Grace attended school in Manning and graduated with the Manning High School Class of 1936. Grace then worked at the Virginia Café until July of 1941 when she moved to Willows, CA and began work in a cheese factory. On December 20, 1941, Grace was united in marriage with Eugene Schatz at Carson City, NV. In July of 1942 they moved back to Manning where their children Gene and Jennifer were born. During Eugene's time away with the Navy in World War II Grace lived with her parents. Grace was mostly a stay at home mom, but for seven years she drove bus and worked with physically and mentally handicapped students at Carroll County School for the Trainable and New Hope Village where Grace and Gene were very instrumental from the beginning. She continued to be interested in helping handicapped children throughout her life and volunteered many hours at the New Hope Village Store in Manning. Grace was a member of Zion Lutheran Church after transferring from Trinity Lutheran Church. She was a longtime member of the American Legion and VFW Auxiliaries where she served as president of both. She enjoyed traveling and reading. After the death of her husband in 1999 she moved to an apartment on Center Street where she lived until January of 2013. Then, because of failing health, Grace moved to the Manning Plaza Nursing Home. Grace died at Manning Regional Hospital Emergency Room on July 23, 2013 after having been transferred there earlier the same day. She was 95 years and 29 days of age. Grace is preceded in death by her parents, husband Eugene Schatz, daughter Jennifer Marie Schatz, and son Gene A. Schatz. Survivors include two granddaughters Heather Schatz Walker and her husband James of Whitney, TX; Hillary and her husband Dale Schaper of Lakeside, TX; Heather and Hillary's mother, Helen Schatz of Corpus Christi, TX; stepdaughter Sandy and her husband Wally Denn of Willows, CA; step-grandson Perry Bronner and his wife Suzie of Chico, CA; three great-grandsons Reo Bressman and Wyatt and Shane Bronner; many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. Visitation and Funeral Service Visitation After 9:00 AM Funeral Service 10:30 AM Friday, July 26, 2013 Trinity Church, Manning, Iowa Officiating Reverend Jonathan Conner Reverend Robert Riggert Music "Rock of Ages" "Amazing Grace" "Heaven Is My Home" Congregation Carlys Stribe, Accompanist Casketbearers Grace's Family Honory Casketbearers American Legion Auxiliary, Manning, Iowa VFW Auxiliary, Manning, Iowa Interment Manning Cemetery, Manning, Iowa

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