Frances Elizabeth (Klein) Schnurr

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Funeral services for Frances Elizabeth (Klein) Schnurr, 85, of Hospers, were held Wednesday, May 16, 2007, at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church of Sanborn. Rev. Tim Hogan officiated the service.

Pallbearers were Mark Schnurr, David Schnurr, Jeff Schnurr, Dustin Schnurr, Paul Rozeboom and Steve Schnurr.

Honorary pallbearers were Shelly Rozeboom and Carrie Rheingans

Interment was held at St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery of Hospers.

Frances, the daughter of Peter and Mathilda (Robinet) Klein was born on April 19, 1922, in Hospers. She spent her youth in the Hospers area, and attended the Catholic School in Hospers.

She married Raymond Schnurr, Sr. on June 5, 1941, in Hospers Following their marriage, Frances and Ray farmed near Moneta for seven years and then moved to a farm near Hospers for one year. In 1949, they moved to a farm north of Sanborn. They were blessed with four sons: Ray, Jr., Darrel, Jim and Phil. She was a homemaker and worked several years at the Standard Restaurant.

She was an active member of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church, the Prairie View Auxiliary and the Fifty-Plus Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ray; her brother, Arnold Klein; and a great-grandson, Matthew Schnurr

Frances is survived by her children: Ray, Jr. and his wife, Henrietta of Sanborn, Darrel and his wife, LaDone of DeWitt, Jim, and his wife, Barb of Salem, Ore., and Phil, and his wife Kris of Wildwood, Mo.; seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; two brothers: Gerald Klein and Jerome Klein -- both of Hospers; two sisters: Esther Gergen of Sanborn and Rosella Croatt of Sioux Center; and one sister-in-law, Margaret Klein of Paullina.