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Clarence 'Fritz' A. Schiro March 26, 1936 - Oct. 16, 2008

LAKE LILLIAN -- Clarence "Fritz'' Alvin Schiro, 72, of Cosmos died Thursday at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.

The service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Lake Lillian. Burial will be in Cosmos Community Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the church with a 4 p.m. rosary and a 7 p.m. prayer service. Visitation continues one hour before the service at the church. Memorials are preferred to heart or cancer research. Hughes Funeral Home of Hector is handling arrangements.

He was born March 26, 1936, in Buffalo Lake to Benjamin and Lydia (Weishert) Schiro. The family moved to Cosmos when he was 1. He attended country school in rural Cosmos and graduated from Litchfield High School. He served in the National Guard.

He married Janet Nowak in 1972. They lived and farmed in rural Cosmos. He worked at HTI and helped Tim Macik with field work. He was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Lake Lillian, served on the Cosmos School Board, the Cosmos Creamery Board, and many years on the Lake Lillian Creamery Board.

He is survived by his wife; one son: Dean (and Amanda) Schiro of Eagan; and two sisters: Dorothy Schiro of Wyoming and Lucille Krueger of Dassel.