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11/29/2013 Email this articlePrint this article 
Eleanor E. Schatz
Mrs. Eleanor E. Schatz, 89, of DeWitt, died Friday morning, Nov. 29, 2013, at Westwing Place, DeWitt.

The family will receive relatives and friends at Grace Lutheran Church, DeWitt, 9-10:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.

A Service of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev. Ron Rafferty officiating.

Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, DeWitt.

Mrs. Schatz, the former Eleanor Elaine Frahm was born April 22, 1924, in Clinton to Carl and Mae Daley Frahm. She attended Clinton Schools.

Eleanor was united in marriage to Lavern Schatz Sept. 23, 1940, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clinton. The couple resided in DeWitt all of their married life. In her earlier years, she worked at the former McDonald Cleaners and waitressed at Martha's Café, both in DeWitt. Her husband, LaVern preceded her in death Oct. 28, 1995.

She loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, DeWitt since 1947. Eleanor was an active member of Ladies Aid, Ruth Circle and Prayer Warriors.

She also was also a longtime member of the DeWitt American Legion Auxiliary Unit 238. Eleanor enjoyed crocheting and embroidery work.

Survivors include children, Eugene "Gene" (Kathleen) Schatz of Dothan, Ala., Karen (Jerry) Hodge of Eldridge and Elaine Spainhower of Naples, Fla.; grandchildren, Dawn Schatz, Darin (Lauren) Schatz, Michele Brevik, Chris Brevik, E. J. McDonnell, Mike Spainhower and Laura (Jay) Husky; great-grandchildren, Nevan and Kerrigan, Rachel, Emma and Zoey and Jay and Caitlin; brothers, Merritt (Francene) Quick of Bettendorf, John "Jake" Quick of Jamul, Calif., and Wayne (Arlette) Quick of Clinton; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jean Quick of Morrison, Ill., Milton (Delores) Schatz of Eldridge, Harlan (Ella) Schatz of California, Ruth (Don) Redman of Arizona and Margaret Newell of Manchester; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Eleanor was preceded in death by brothers, Don, Joe and Allen Quick; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Shirley Quick, Linda Quick, Alice Schatz, Carolyn Schatz, Ervin (Frieda) Schatz, Berdina (Lewis) Rutledge, Velma (Bill) Thorndike and Orville Newell; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be donated to Grace Lutheran Church or the DeWitt Veteran's Memorial.

Schultz Funeral Home of DeWitt is caring for the arrangements.

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