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Madalen "Len" E. (Zerr) SchmaltzFebruary 15, 1918 ~ August 12, 2017 (age 99)
Madalen E. “Len” (Zerr) Schmaltz, 99, of Aberdeen, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017, at Avera Mother Joseph Manor in Aberdeen.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 18, 2017, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 409 2nd Avenue NE, Aberdeen, with Father Michael Griffin as celebrant.
Burial follows St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.
Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary & Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements. Friends may sign Len’s online guestbook and view her service via live stream service link at www.schriversmemorial.com.
Visitation will be one hour prior to Mass at the church on Friday.
Madalen E. “Len” Zerr was born on February 15, 1918, to Elias and Clara (Kraft) Zerr in Aberdeen, SD. She attended St. Mary’s Parochial School and Aberdeen Central High School before beginning her career at Stout Drug, where she worked for many years until it’s closing. Len then became employed at Jones Drug in Aberdeen, and worked there until her marriage.
Madalen was united in marriage to Bernard D. “Benny” Schmaltz on October 24, 1975, in Aberdeen. The couple made Aberdeen their home and shared almost 29 years of marriage before Benny passed away on October 13, 2004, just 11 days before their wedding anniversary. Len continued to reside in Aberdeen until the time of her death.
Len was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aberdeen and was also a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters. In her spare time, she enjoyed traveling. Len was also an avid sports fan that especially enjoyed watching and cheering on the Minnesota Twins and Vikings.
Len is survived by one brother, Jack “Choc” Zerr of Aberdeen; one sister-in-law, Lola Binfet of Castle Rock, CO; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Len is preceded in death by her husband, eight brothers, one sister, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.