Clara B. Pundsack, 83
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Mar. 10, 1930 - Jan. 10, 2014
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose for Clara Pundsack who died unexpectedly on Friday, January 10 in Melrose. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. Christian Mothers and Melrose Fire Department will pray at 6:45p.m. with parish prayers immediately following at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening.
Clara Barbara Voller was born March 10, 1930 in Ward Springs, Minnesota to Anthony and Bertha (Rademacher) Voller. On February 20, 1950 she married Jerome Pundsack at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Ward Springs. The couple farmed southeast of New Munich until 1971 when they moved to St. Rosa. They owned and operated St. Rosa General Store from 1971 to 1989. Jerome and Clara retired in 1989 and moved to Melrose. She enjoyed volunteering for many different organizations and helping out where she could. She led rosaries for many years and enjoyed going to local stores just to browse around and visit with people. Clara had her own unique way of locating and saving special treasures and items that she would enjoy showing and sharing with others. She will be remembered as a loving, faithful person who found joy and amazement in the smallest things.
Clara was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose and the Christian Mothers.
Survivors include her husband, Jerome of Melrose; children, Doris Kroska of St. Cloud, Allen (girlfriend, Rhonda Hjelle) of Ward Springs, Linda (Steve) Pundsack-Proell of St. Cloud, Jim (Judy) of St. Rosa, Glenn (JoAnn) of St. Rosa, Susan (Jim) Goshinska of Montgomery, TX, Brian (Cindi) of Fairmont, WV, Loren (fiancé, Lynn Hiltner) of Melrose, Ervin of Winsted, and Jason (Amy) of Shoreview; 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; sisters, Alma Von Wahlde of Sauk Centre and Erma (Paul) Ahrens of Osakis; brothers, Virgil (Leona) Voller of St. Paul and John (Joan) Voller of Rio Rico, AZ; and sister-in-law, Joan Voller of Sauk Centre.
Clara was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Helen Pundsack; grandchildren, Cindy Stancil and Douglas Stancil; brother, Jerome Voller; sister, Rita Krawlewski; and brother-in-law, Richard Von Wahlde.
Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services
418 Fifth Avenue SE
Melrose, MN 56352
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Jan. 13, 2014