Erna Cloat, 82, of Eagle Lake, died Sunday, July 3, 1994, in an Eagle Lake hospital.
A native and life-long resident of Colorado County, she was born Nov. 7, 1911, near Eagle Lake. She was the daughter of George and Bertha (Findeisen) Schmidt. Mrs. Cloat was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Eagle Lake and had been a resident of Heritage House for a number of years.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 5, at the chapel of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake with Rev. Rather Gerard Cernoch of East Bernard officiating. Interment followed in Lakeside Cemetery, Eagle Lake.
Serving as active and honorary pallbearers were Mrs. Cloat's nephews.
She is survived by her sister, Alena Richter of Weimar; sisters-in-law, Georgie Schmidt, Mary Schmidt, Annie Mae Schmidt and Elizabeth Schmidt; step-daughter, Irene Hartman of Victoria, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Mrs. Cloat was preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Julius Cloat Jr.; sisters, Thilda Birdwell and Mary Zahradcick; brothers Anthony, Henry, August and Johnny Schmidt and life-long friends Charlie Ludwig.