Zala Pauline (Schultz) Baade
December 19, 1936 - April 01, 2015
Elkader, Iowa

Visitation: 2:00 to 5:00 pm April 04, 2015 at Leonard Funeral Home - Elkader and one hour before services at the church on Monday
Funeral Service: 10:00 am April 06, 2016 at Bethany Lutheran Church - Elkader, Iowa
Interment: April 06, 2015 at East Side Cemetery - Elkader, IA

Zala Pauline Schultz Baade, was born December 19, 1936, on a farm near Garber. She passed away at home on April 1, 2015. Zala attended country school through eighth grade and graduated from Garnavillo High School. She was the only child of Art and Edna (Kruse) Schultz. Zala was baptized and confirmed at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Elkport. She loved music, and learned to play the guitar, piano and accordion by ear. She never needed or read a note of music. She and her dad had a band called the Turkey River Rangers and entertained many people! Her love of music has been passed on to her family.

She met Cletus Baade in 1955, at a dance at Lakeside. They were married in 1956, at Zion Lutheran Church in Clayton Center. They shared 58 wonderful years of marriage working the Baade Family Farm together.

Zala loved simple pleasures, music, crocheting, gardening and spending time with family. She crocheted many blankets that are cherished by her family.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Cletus; their three children and spouses, Marlys (Stewart) Boysen, Daryl (Carrie) Baade, Julie (Troy) Beach; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, Amy (Cole) Amsden, Trevor and Ethan, Kristy (Travis) Fleming, Sadie (Matt) Herman and Tori, Luke (Catherine) Baade and Ace, Paige (Jimmy) Baade and Logan, Dillon Beach and Haley Beach; three sisters-in-law, Dorothy Bushkofsky, Judy Schnurstein and Lorna (Dennis) Christeleit; step-siblings, Bev (Walter) Clauson, Una (John) Swanson, Charles Thomas, Jean Krieg; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law and cousins.

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