Ernest Peter Schauland

June 11, 1923-Feb. 21, 2024

NEW ULM­­–Ernest Peter Schauland, age 100, of New Ulm died peacefully at his home at Ridgeway on 23rd in New Ulm on Wednesday, February 21, 2024.

Funeral service will be at 11 am on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at the Redeemer Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Pastor Ron Stehr will officiate, and burial will take place at a later date in the St. James Cemetery-South Efffington Township, Parkers Prairie, Minnesota. Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. on Thursday at the church prior to the service.

The Minnesota Valley Funeral Homes of New Ulm are assisting the family with arrangements at this time. To leave an online condolence for his family, or to sign the guestbook, go to: mvfh.org

Ernest is survived by his five children, Judith Compton of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Kerry (Stephanie) Schauland of Woodland Park, Colorado, Steven (Jennifer) Schauland of Nevis, Kenneth (Marlene) Schauland of Lewiston, Vicki (Bruce) Kiecker of Gibbon; his 15 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marilyn Schauland in 2023; his son-in-law, Dewey Compton; and his 17 siblings.

Ernest Peter Schauland was born June 11, 1923, the 17th child of Carl and Louise (Diedrich) Schauland of Parkers Prairie, Minnesota. He was baptized on June 23, 1923, and confirmed in 1937 at the St. James Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie. His elementary and high school education was completed in that area as well. With an interest in teaching in the elementary Christian school, he attended college at the Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska, graduating in 1944. Upon graduation, he was assigned to a one room rural school in Ocheyedan, Iowa with the responsibility of teaching nine grades, as well as the choir director and taught Bible class. There, he met Marilyn Glade, a member of the parish, and they were later married on June 20, 1948. This union blessed the couple with five children. His 41 year teaching career found him serving many parishes in Ocheyedan, IA, Sioux City, IA, Falls City, NE, Beemer, NE, Wood Lake, MN, Lewiston, MN, Gibbon, MN, and Red Wing, MN. He received much joy from directing children and adult choirs and also male quartets. Gardening also provided him exercise and joy. Ernest was a devout member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Blessed be his memory.

Memorials are preferred to the Lutheran Hour, Misson Central: 40718 Highway E16 – Mapleton, Iowa 51034, or the donor’s choice.