Adeline Louise Hermine Litzau, age 101, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2022, at GlenFields Living With Care in Glencoe.
Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, January 3, 2023, 11:00 A.M., at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Helen Township, McLeod County, Minnesota with interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 3, 2023, from 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M., one hour prior to the service at the church.
Adeline Louise Hermine Litzau was born on March 6, 1921, in Transit Township, Sibley County, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Herman and Martha (Witt) Schultz. Adeline was baptized as an infant on April 3, 1921, by Reverend W. Striepe, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth on April 5, 1936, by Reverend Peter Mueller both at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bismarck Township, Sibley County, Minnesota. Adeline received her education in Sibley County at the Transit Township Country School thru the 8th grade.
On May 22, 1946, Adeline was united in marriage to Melvin Litzau by Reverend W. F. Mueller at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Auburn, Minnesota. The couple made their home in Glencoe. Adeline and Melvin were blessed with three children, Larry, Jerelyn, and Lowell. Adeline was a loving mother and homemaker. Adeline and Melvin shared over 67 years of marriage when Melvin passed away on October 20, 2013. They sincerely enjoyed and appreciated each other and were rarely found apart.
Adeline was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Helen Township.
Adeline was a talented baker who enjoyed decorating elaborate cakes for weddings and other special occasions. She was known for her bountiful gardens, including a “pick your own” strawberry field. Even the inside of her home was filled with unique plants. For many years, she and Melvin took pride in meticulously cleaning the church and keeping the grounds at St. John’s, and Adeline’s beautiful fresh-cut floral arrangements often graced the sanctuary. Adeline enjoyed preserving her garden produce, processing farm-raised poultry, fishing, sewing, crafting, listening and dancing to polka music, and singing hymns. She was an amazing cook and graciously hosted many family gatherings. Her cream puffs, mashed potatoes with gravy, dressing, and many other made-from-scratch recipes are unmatched. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and taking care of her grandchildren. Her sweet demeanor, ever-present smile, and reassuring giggle were a blessing to many.
Adeline was a resident of GlenFields Living With Care in Glencoe and passed away there on Friday, December 30, 2022, at the age of 101 years. Blessed be her memory.
Adeline is survived by her:
Children, Larry Litzau of Glencoe, MN,
Lowell Litzau and his wife, Coleen, of Glencoe, MN;
Grandchildren, Jennifer Koenen and her husband, Chad of Hutchinson, MN,
Brian Litzau and his wife, Laurie, of Glencoe, MN,
Rebecca Asche of Chaska, MN,
Autum Nelson and her husband, Douglas, of Cokato, MN,
Amy Adam and her husband, Ben, of Mound, MN,
Michael Huhn of Litchfield, MN,
Mitchel Litzau of Glencoe, MN;
Great-Grandchildren, Paige Litzau, Nathan Litzau, Miranda Litzau, Owen Koenen, Ava Koenen, Mallory Yeats, Megan Nelson, Beau Nelson, Gabe Nelson, Hathaway Heber, Lily DeBoer, Joshua DeBoer Jr., Kensington Pettit, Cooper Pettit, Ryann Jane Pettit;
Great-great-grandchildren, Emery Yeats, Bjorn Yeats;
Sister-in-law, Anita Thiesfeld;
Brother-in-law, Gordon Kruschke;
Many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Adeline was preceded in death by her Parents, Herman and Martha Schultz; Husband, Melvin Litzau; Daughter, Jerelyn Kaye Litzau; Daughter-in-law, Eleanor Litzau; Grandson-in-law, Alex Asche; Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Henry and Winnie Litzau; Brothers, Ben Schultz and his wife, Minnie, Clarence Schultz, Leonard Schultz and his wife, Martha, Vernon Schultz and his wife, Lucille, Ralph Schultz and his wife, Della; Sisters, Alpha Redman and her husband, Ewald, Olivia Borth and her husband, Marvin, Bernice Bierstedt and her husband, Harold, Inez Alsleben and her husband, Erwin; Brothers-in-law, Gene Litzau and his wife, Helaine, Melvin Thiesfeld; Sisters-in-law, Lenora Swanson and her husband, Alvin, Mabel Raether and her husband, Herbert, Edna Kruschke, Marion Eggersgluess and her husband, Lyle.
Shirley Reid says
I will always have fond memories of Adeline! Her wonderful wedding cakes and her beautiful gladiolus!!
She will be missed, but the memories will always remain.
Our deepest sympathy.
Todd and Shirley Reid
Jim & Bev says
Our deepest sympathies to all of you. All though we can’t be there in person, please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Char and Bill Lidberg says
Prayers to all you.
norm schultz says
So many fond memories spent on the farm with Adeline hosting our family get-togethers. Her smile and sense of humor always invited a conversation. What a blessing to live to 101. She was a gift to us all. Our deepest sympathy.
Norm & Karen Schultz
Mike McNeil says
Lowell, so sorry about your Mom. Hope you & your family are otherwise doing well. Hope to see you at the next reunion
LYNNNAYE M SCHAUER says
Larry, Lowell, Colleen and families,
We did not hear about this prior to the service. We send our sympathies to all of you! She was an amazing person! I enjoyed having her and Melvin as neighbors! Take care! Lynn and Virgil