HUMBOLDT – Clara May Spellmeyer, 92, of Humboldt, passed away November 12, 2013 at her home at Springvale Assisted Living. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the Zion Lutheran Church in Humboldt with the Rev. J.K. Raether and Rev. Aaron Flatau officiating. Interment will be in Indian Mound Cemetery, Humboldt. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Church.
Mrs. Spellmeyer is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Ellen Spellmeyer of Opportunity Village, Clear Lake, Iowa, and her son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Lisa Spellmeyer of Dakota City; grandson, Will and his wife, Carrie Spellmeyer of Humboldt; and granddaughter Abbey Spellmeyer and her fiance, Adam Shell of Des Moines; and great grandsons, Drew and Eli Spellmeyer. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Carl in 2008; and her sister, Ellen.
Clara May Witzel, the daughter of Silas William and Lutie May (Clark) Witzel, was born October 5, 1921 on a farm in Wright County. She received her education and went to work for the FHA where she met her future husband, Carl Spellmeyer. The couple were united in marriage on March 18, 1944 at the Presbyterian Church at Goldfield. In 1948, they made their home on a farm near Hardy until moving to Grove Township in 1962. In 1979, they moved to their home in Dakota City. Mr. Spellmeyer passed away in October of 2008 and Clara May made her home at Springvale.
Clara May was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church and the LWML. In her younger years, she enjoyed golfing and card club at Goldfield. She was proud of her efforts to help Cynthia through school and was active with Opportunity Village. She also enjoyed the many winters she and Carl spent in Arkansas. Above all, Clara May loved her family and cherished the time she spent with them.
In Lieu of flowers, the Spellmeyer family requests memorials be made to Opportunity Village.