The Free Press, Mankato, MN


March 14, 2013

Ann Ella Schorn

—  Ann Ella Schorn, age 102, of North Mankato, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at her home.

 Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, North Mankato with Rev. Peter Nosbush, officiating.  Visitation will be held from 8:30 - 10 a.m., Saturday at church.  Burial will be in Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery, St. Clair.  Northview-North Mankato Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

  Ann was born January 11, 1911, in Chisholm, MN, to John and Theresia (Menestrina) Fontana.  Ann's parents died when she was two and she was raised by Joseph and Lana (Counter) Muellerleile of Smiths Mill.  She was united in marriage to Clement A. Schorn on June 26, 1934 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, St. Clair.  She lived in St. Clair, Pipestone, Jordan, and then North Mankato to be near family.

 Ann's life was her faith, family, friends, and her service to others. She was a generous and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  Her care, generosity, and prayers, touched many lives.

  Ann lived her life believing the Lord, trusting that her reward comes from God.

  Ann is survived by two children, Dr. James (Darlene) Schorn of North Mankato and Sharon (Frank) Velishek of Prior Lake; four grandchildren, Tanya Velishek of Jordan and her children, Ariana and Emilo; Dr. Jonathan (Tracy) Schorn of Inver Grove Heights and their children, Rachel and Julia; Christine Schorn of Apple Valley; Elizabeth (Michael) Kelly of Omaha, NE and their children, Noah and Gracelyn.

  Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Clement in November 1983; brother, Charles (Harriet) Fontana; and sister, Mary (George) Nelson.


Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • Dr. Richard Meyer.JPG Dr. Richard Hollister Meyer

      Dr. Richard Hollister Meyer, 84, passed away peacefully on November 22, 2013 in Surprise, Arizona.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Kenneth Roy Tupa

      Kenneth Roy Tupa, 64, of Brownton, MN on 4/18/14.

    April 23, 2014

  • Dolores Wagner-o.jpg Dolores Mary Wagner

      Dolores Mary Wagner, age 88 of Mankato, was found deceased in her home on April 20, 2014.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Karen Ann Lorge 042314 - O.tif Karen Ann Lorge

      Karen Ann Lorge, 60, of Mankato, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rita Ann (Gaul) Severns

      Rita Ann (Gaul) Severns of North Mankato and formerly of St. Peter, died Sunday April 20, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Mankato.

    April 23, 2014

  • Frances "Frani" Anderson

      Frances "Frani" Anderson, age 68, of Waseca, died on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at the Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home of Waseca.

    April 23, 2014

  • Shirley Sizer

      Shirley Sizer, age 82, of St. James died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Health System-Mankato.

    April 23, 2014

  • Beverly J. Boys

    Beverly J. Boys
     Anyone bringing food can deliver it to the Le Center Legion Club between 9-12 on Thursday.

    April 23, 2014

  • Raymond Bowers 042314 - O.jpg Raymond (Ray) Bowers

      Raymond (Ray) Bowers, age 90, of Madelia, Minnesota died on April 18, 2014, at his home in Madelia, Minnesota.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Linda Carol McGraw-Ellesmere

     Linda Carol McGraw-Ellesmere, age 68, of Mankato, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Mayo Clinic Health System - Mankato.

    April 23, 2014