The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


June 9, 2013

Elaine F. Schanze Hack

Elaine F. Hack

May 14, 1921 - June 7, 2013

LOST NATION — Elaine F. Schanze Hack, age 92, passed away on Friday June 7, 2013 at the DeWitt Community Hospital.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Wheatland with Reverend John Cofield officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Hill Cemetery in Wheatland. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 4-7 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home in Wheatland.

Elaine was born on May 14, 1921 to Earl and Emma (Schnede) Dann in rural Low Moor, Iowa. She married Gilmore Schanze on September 13, 1941. He died on January 12, 1963. She married Emil Hack on May 28, 1966. He died on January 12, 1997.

Elaine was a member of St. Paul’s Church, Ladies Aid, Martha Aid and the Massillon Ladies Club. She was a big Cubs fan and a draft horse enthusiast. She loved her garden, her flowers and especially all of her grandchildren. She also had enjoyed going dancing in the past years with her husbands. She had been a farm wife and a school teacher.

Elaine is survived by her daughters, Sherrie (Don Reynolds) Dake of Milan, Ill. and Glenda (Jim) Lee of Wheatland; granddaughters, Laurie (Terry) Stebral of Solon, Pam (Jason) Martensen of Onslow and Tamyra (Christian) Goss of Valparaiso, IN.; four great-grandchildren; three step-daughters, Carmelee McBeth of Burlington, Sherami (Terry) Thines of Baldwinsville, New York and Jolene (Keith) Brown of West Branch; several step-grandchildren, and several step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; sisters, Evelyn Riedesel and Earleen Muhl; and son-in-law Larry McBeth.

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Death date: June 7, 2013

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