Scribner Blanche E. (nee Schneider), age 86, died October 29, 2002. Blanche was born on March 16, 1916 in Rice Lake, WI. She was one of twelve children born to Henry and Blanche Schneider. She attended the University of Minnesota, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in December 1948. She worked as a Medical Technologist at the Santa Barbara California Clinic until she returned to Wisconsin to marry Eugene S. Scribner on June 6, 1950 at St. Joseph's Church in Rice Lake, WI. Blanche and Gene resided in Bemidji, where Gene taught in the Bemidji School System, until 1968. During that time she was an active member of St. Phillip's Parish. They moved to Elk River in 1969 where she was employed in various capacities (including that of science aide, substitute teacher and finally health clerk) by the Elk River Area Independent School District. She was an active member of St. Andrew's Parish where she served as a lector for many years and as a president of Christian (Mothers) Women. Blanche enjoyed reading and playing bridge. She was a member of several bridge clubs. She was preceded in death by her son, Stephen; and her sisters, Ethel (Van) Wanselow, Lucille (Earl) Fitzsimmons, Lila and Loretta Rose; and brothers, Daniel, Leo and Paul. She is survived by her huband, Eugene; 2 sons, David (Anita) and Joseph (Kathryn); 2 grandchildren, Soren and Ruth; a step-granddaughter, Laura; 2 sisters, Emily Ann (Joe) Saracino and Agnes (Jack) Corrigan; and 2 brothers, Fr. Mark Schneider, O.S.B., and George (Virginia) Schneider. Mass of Christian Burial 12 Noon Thursday, October 31, at the Church of St. Andrew, 566 4th St., Elk River. Visitation 4-8 PM Wednesday at Dare's Funeral Home, 805 Main St., Elk River, 763-441-1212, and one hour prior to Mass at church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to North Residential Hospice, 4201 N. 58th St., Brooklyn Center, MN 55429.

Published on October 30, 2002

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