Clara de Cathelineau — Rochester
Funeral services for Clara de Cathelineau will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at Grace Lutheran Church in Rochester, with Pastor Greg Heidorn officiating. Burial will take place at a later date at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation will take place an hour before the service at the church on Monday.
Clara de Cathelineau, 99, of Rochester, passed away Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, at Samaritan Bethany on Eighth in Rochester.
Clara was born April 14, 1915, in Clearbrook, to Ole and Olene (Moen) Satran. She was raised on a farm in rural Clearbrook, and was involved in all aspects of farm life. In 1934 she came to Rochester and was employed by the Dr. Crenshaw family as a housemaid/nanny. Clara married Pierre de Cathelineau in 1938 in Rochester. They resided in Rochester, where she started working in the cafeteria for Rochester High School. In 1950 they moved to a hobby farm north of Rochester, and she was involved in gardening, milking cows, field work, etc. Sometime in the late 1950's she was employed at Erdman's Hillcrest in Rochester until her retirement at age 65.
Over the years Clara was busy with custom sewing, furniture upholstering, making lefse, pies, etc. for family and friends.
Survivors include one son, Pierre "Skip" (Sharon) de Cathelineau of Rochester; one grandson, Brian de Cathelineau; one granddaughter, Lori de Cathelineau (Mark Bremer); two great-grandsons, Matt and Luke Bremer; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ole and Olene; husband, Pierre de Cathelineau; two sisters; two brothers; and twin sisters who died at birth.
Online condolences are welcome at mackenfuneralhome.com .