Clara Marie <I>Reis</I> Watros

Clara Marie Reis Watros

Howard County, Iowa, USA
Death 26 Jun 1993 (aged 90)
Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Plot 213
Memorial ID 12499324 · View Source
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LE ROY -- Clara M. Watros, 90, of Le Roy and formerly of Adams, died Saturday morning (June 26, 1993) at Adams Healthcare Center in Adams.

Clara M. Reis was born Feb. 9, 1903, in Howard County, Iowa, and attended schools there. On May 17, 1924, she married Ivan Watros and they lived in Adams before moving to Le Roy. Mrs. Watros had been a seamtress and was a former cook at Adams public schools. She was a member of Little Cedar Lutheran Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include three daughters, Dona (Mrs. Duane) Schumann and Jean (Mrs. Thomas) Scaglione, both of Le Roy, and Kay (Mrs. Les) Miland of White Bear Lake, Minn.; two sons, Jerry of Rochester and Charles of Oswego, Ill.; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Samuel Reis of Saratoga, Iowa. Her husband, two sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.

The funeral was today at Little Cedar Lutheran Church in Adams, with the Rev. Allen Gunderson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Adams Funeral Home in Adams was in charge of arrangements.

Information from Little Cedar Lutheran Church, written in 1983:
Clara Marie Reis Watros was born February 9, 1903, in Howard County, Iowa. She was one of six children growing up on a farm. She left at the young age of 14, going to Cresco to learn the art of dressmaking. She also worked for a hotel. Later she moved to Minneapolis and worked at the Leamington Hotel before her marriage to Ivan Watros. They bought a grocery store in Davis Corners. Later they moved to Dexter and another grocery store - then to Adams. Their five children are Dona, Jean, Jerry, Charles and Kay. Clara Always had a talent for cooking and sewing. She's sewn many garments not only for her family, but, quite a few townsfolk as well. She started cooking at the school in 1950 and continued 17 years. Clara and Ivan moved to LeRoy in 1981 when Ivan became ill. Clara misses Adams terribly, but, her family is grateful to have her closer to them. She still enjoys making quilts which she gives away and baking which she also gives away. She still does cookies and rolls better than anyone!

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