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Clara S. Schade Balestri
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Birth: Feb. 9, 1927
Farwell
Howard County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Jul. 24, 2011
Belgrade
Nance County
Nebraska, USA

Clara (Schade) Balestri, 84, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2011, at Edgewood Vista Care Home in Belgrade. Clara was born Feb. 9, 1927, on the family farm near Farwell to Gustav and Edith (Fortik) Schade.

Clara was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Balestri, on Oct. 22, 1990.

Survivors are: daughter and son-in-law, Doreen and Jeffery Lee of Ennis, Mont.; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Alexandria Balestri of Downingtown, Pa.; sister, Doralene Niedfelt of Grand Island; grandchildren, Taylor and Mackenzie Lee and Nickoletta and Josephine Balestri; and several nieces and nephews.

Clara attended elementary school in Dannebrog and high school in Wood River, graduating from Wiggle Creek High School near Loup City. She worked at the Cornhusker Ordinance plant and for Northwestern Bell Telephone as an operator and as a supervisor. She transferred to Salinas, Calif., where she met and married Joseph Balestri on July 6, 1951. They made their home in Martinez and Clements, Calif. She attended college in California and managed a "MEDI-CAL" office with 30 employees for several years.

Clara loved gardening, flowers, dancing, sewing, baking bread, besides driving 150 miles round trip daily to her job.

Clara was also preceded in death by: brothers, Roy, Roland, Arvie and Ardene (Deno) Schade; one nephew, Danny Schade; a sister-in-law, Delores (Mrs. Ardene) (Molczyk) Schade; and a brother-in-law, Jerome Niedfelt.

Clara leaves a host of good friends in Lodi, where she lived for 17 years before moving to Ennis to be near her daughter.

Published in The Grand Island Independent on July 28, 2011

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Gustav Schade (1888 - 1961)
 
 Spouse:
  Joseph M. Balestri (1928 - 1990)*
 
 Siblings:
  Roy G Schade (1923 - 1971)*
  Roland Arthur Schade (1925 - 2010)*
  Clara S. Schade Balestri (1927 - 2011)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Glen View Cemetery
Clements
San Joaquin County
California, USA
 
Created by: Beverley Groen Johns
Record added: Dec 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45155373
Clara S. <i>Schade</i> Balestri
Added by: Beverley Groen Johns
 
Clara S. <i>Schade</i> Balestri
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 Added: Jul. 28, 2011
 
 
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