Schalkle, Nellie May 1a

Married Name Schalkle, Nellie May
Birth Name Schalkle, Nellie M 1b
Married Name Fritz, Nellie M 1b
Gender female


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage (Bride) 1926-09-22    
1a 2a
Marriage (Groom) 1955-09-02    


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
         Schalkle, Nellie May


Married Husband Fritz, Clarence Edwin
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage 1926-09-22    
1a 2a



    1. Schalkle, Nellie May
      1. Fritz, Clarence Edwin


Source References

  1. Earlham Library Collection
      • Page: Obituary for Nellie May (Schalkle) Lundahl
      • Citation:

        Earlham Library Collection
        Earlham Echo

        Funeral services were held for Nellie May Lundahl in St. Johns Chapel, Pasadena, California Monday, February 17. She passed away at her home February 13, after a lingering illness.

        Nellie, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Schalkle came to Earlham from Coal City, Illinois at the age of seven years. She spent her girlhood in Earlham, graduating from high school with the class of 1922.

        She was united in marriage to Clarence Fritz of Dexter September 22, 1926. They went to California to make their new home. After twenty happy years together her husband passed away suddenly in October 1946. Nellie then shared her home with her father for a number of years.

        On September 2, 1955 she was married to Willard Lundahl of Los Angeles, who with her father and brother, Earl survive her.

        She united with the Earlham Presbyterian church in early girlhood and remained devoted to her Christian faith throughout her life. Patient and uncomplaining through many months of failing health she constantly amazed her friends by her courage and cheerfulness at all times.

        She was preceded in death by her mother and two sisters, Irene Schalkle and Violet Hoadley.

        Final rites were conducted by East Pasadena chapter, Order of the Eastern Star and she was laid to rest in Forest Lawn cemetery at Glendale, California.

      • Page: Obituary for Clarence Edwin Fritz
      • Citation:

        Earlham Echo, Earlham, Iowa
        October 1946

        Clarence E. Fritz, son of W. B. and Emma Fritz was born on a farm near Dexter, Iowa, on November 14, 1902. It was there that he spent his boyhood days, attended Penn No. 3 school and later graduated from the Dexter high school. He was engaged in farming with his father for one year. In 1923 he and a friend took a vacation trip to California and it was then that he decided to make his future home in the west. He returned to Iowa in 1924 and helped his father another year.

        On September 22, 1926, he was united in marriage with Nellie M. Schalkle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Schalkle of Earlham, Iowa. One week later they left Iowa to make their home in California.

        In 1927 he started working for the Shell Oil Company and was still employed there at the time of his death. While on a hunting trip near Fillmore, Utah, he suffered a heart attack and death came instantly on October 20, 1946 at the age of 43 years, 11 months and 6 days.

        Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 25 at the Church of the Recessional, Forest Lawn Memorial Park and interment was made there.

        He is survived by his wife, Nellie M. Fritz of Pasadena, Calif., his father, W. B. Fritz of Dexter, Iowa, a brother, W. A. Fritz, of Adel, Iowa, and three sisters: his twin, Mrs. Caroline E. Couch of Dexter, Iowa, Mrs. F. M. Dennis of Boone, Iowa, and Gertrude A. Fritz of Dexter, Iowa. Surviving also are three nephews and three nieces. He was preceeded in death by his mother and an infant brother.

        Early in his youth he became a member of the Dexter Methodist church and after moving to California his membership was transferred to the First Methodist church of Pasadena where he was a faithful member.

        Those who attended the funeral from Iowa were Mr. W. A. Fritz of Adel, Gertrude A. Fritz of Dexter, Mr. A. B. Schalkle of Earlham and Mr. Earl Schalkle of Earlham.

        Transcriber’s note: Clarence Edwin Fritz was born in Penn township, Madison county, Iowa.

  2. Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934
      • Page: film number: 1064471
      • Citation:

        name: Clarence Edward Fritz
        event: Marriage
        event date: 22 Sep 1926
        event place: Madison, Iowa, United States
        age: 23
        estimated birth year: 1903
        father: W B Fritz
        mother: Emma Shumaker
        spouse: Nellie Mae Shalkle
        spouse's age: 25
        spouse's estimated birth year: 1901
        spouse's father: A B Shalkle
        spouse's mother: Jennie Hunter
        film number: 1064471
        digital folder number: 004265587
        image number: 00028