November 8, 2022 at 2:45 p.m.
Clara M. Thull, 106, of New Munich, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, Oct. 31, 2022, at Tree of Life Assisted Living in New Munich.
A Mass of Christian Burial was Nov. 4 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich with the Rev. Daniel Walz officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery.
Clara Mary Sand was born April 11, 1916, in Grove Township, Stearns County, to Henry and Cathryn (Nefzger) Sand. She attended country school southwest of New Munich through eighth grade. She was united in marriage to Anthony M. Thull June 1, 1937, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich. The couple farmed in Oak Township where Clara helped out where she could but primarily helped raising their nine children. In 1988, they moved to an adjacent far, and in 1993 moved into New Munich. Clara moved into Tree of Life Assisted Living March 8, 2017.
She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich, Christian Mothers, Catholic Order of Foresters, Catholic United Financial and was a 4-H leader. Clara enjoyed dancing, baking, gardening, quilting, making braided rag rugs, playing cards, Scrabble, crossword puzzles and line dancing. She is well known for being friends to everyone.
Survivors include her children, Norine Olmscheid of St. Martin, Eugenia “Jean” Hopfer of New Munich, Stanley “Butch” (Joyce) Thull of New Munich, Irene (Ron) Schmidt of Opole, Cheryl (Greg) Johnson of Bozeman, Montana, Dennis (Sheila) Thull of New Munich, and Gary Thull (Cheryl Ziemer) of New Munich; 23 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
Clara was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony “Tony” Thull, April 18, 1996; daughters Alice Thull and Norma Thull; grandchildren Dana Olmscheid, Dale Olmscheid and Amanda Schmidt; great-granddaughter Melissa Terres; sisters Eleanor (Joe) Niehoff, Dorine (Bernard) Wiebolt and Esther Sand; and sons-in-law Francis Olmscheid and Art Hopfer.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services in Melrose.