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Martha Schwitters

Jan. 27, 1912 - Jan. 29, 2008 CLARA CITY -- Martha Schwitters, 96, of Clara City died Tuesday at the Clara City Care Center. The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Im-manuel Lutheran Church in Clara City. Burial will be at the church cemetery. ...

Jan. 27, 1912 - Jan. 29, 2008

CLARA CITY -- Martha Schwitters, 96, of Clara City died Tuesday at the Clara City Care Center.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Im-manuel Lutheran Church in Clara City. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Wing-Bain Funeral Home in Clara City and for one hour prior to the service Friday at the church.

She was born on Jan. 27, 1912, to Albert and Hielke (Dannen) Becker in Stoneham Township near Clara City. She attended rural school and graduated from eighth grade.

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She married Harry Schwitters on Jan. 31, 1934. They farmed in the Clara City area until retirement in 1968. She also was a cook at the Clara City nursing home for several years.

She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clara City and a member of a homemakers club.

She is survived by two sons: Arlen Schwitters of Fort Myers, Fla., Roland (and Janice) of Cottage Grove; son-in-law: Owen Larson of Sacred Heart; seven grandchildren; siblings: Jeanette Herrmann of Glencoe, Emma Peglow of Peterboroug, N. H., Cora Heller of Port Charlotte, Fla., Herman (and Rosella) Becker of Montevideo, George (and Marion) Becker of Clara City, and Vernon Becker of Clara City; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son: Donald; a daughter: Doris Larson; and three brothers, including two in infancy.

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