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Erla Mae Schenk, 81

May 20, 2018

Erla Mae Schenk

Winnebago – Erla Mae Schenk, age 81, of Winnebago, died Sunday, May 13, 2018, at Good Samaritan Center in Albert Lea.

Funeral services were held on Friday, May 18, 2018, at Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Winnebago, Rev. William Sabol officiated. Burial followed at the Rosehill Cemetery, Winnebago. Web tributes may be left at www.spencerowen.com.

Erla Mae was born Nov. 6, 1936, in East Chain, the daughter of Erich and Joy Alice (Richardson) Becker. On Nov. 2, 1957 in Willow Creek she married Henry A. Schenk.

Erla Mae worked at a turkey plant prior to her marriage to Henry. After marriage, she moved to Woonsocket, Rhoda Island where Henry was stationed in the Army. After he was honorably discharged from the service, they moved back to the Southern Minnesota/Northern Iowa area where Henry worked for various farmers and Erla Mae was a homemaker. She also worked at Telex in Blue Earth for a few years. In 1976, they moved to the family farm Northwest of Winnebago where she resided until after Henry’s death when she moved into Winnebago. In 2016, she moved to Albert Lea where she remained until her death. One of her favorite things to do was drink coffee and visit her friends.

Erla Mae is survived by her daughter, Robin (Fred Rennpferd) Pettit, of Freeborn; son, Ron (Judy Kaderabek) Schenk, of Winnebago; sister, Darlain Anacker, of Fairmont; three grandchildren, Casey (Courtney Holm) Schenk, of Winnebago, Laura (Shaun) Mondahl, of Waseca, Danielle Pettit, of Fairmont and four great-grandchildren.

Erla Mae was preceded in death by her husband, Henry; sons, Rick and Daniel Schenk; parents; sister, Kathleen Wells; brother, Darrell Becker; infant brother, Everett Becker; brothers-in-law, Walter Anacker, Herman Larson and sister-in-law, Janet Becker.