Claudia Marchewitz was known as ‘The Cake Lady’

Claudia Marchewitz

Claudia Marchewitz

Funeral services for Claudia “Pfaff” Marchewitz, 93, of Mobridge, were held Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at United Congregational Church in Mobridge.
Burial was in the UCC Cemetery, Java, under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.
Claudia passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Golden LivingCenter in Mobridge.
Claudia “Pfaff” Marchewitz was born on Sept. 24, 1920, in Java, to Michael and Martha (Biel) Kary. She attended Java High School and graduated in 1939.
Claudia married Herbert “Hap” Pfaff in 1941. They made their home on the farm nine miles from Java. To this union three children were born.
In 1970, she married Jim Marchewitz. Claudia owned and operated Claudia’s Café in Java until 1973 when she moved to Mobridge. Her first job was at JC Penney’s until it closed. Then she worked at Beverly Health Care for a number of years. Later, Claudia went to work at social services, where she worked as a home healthcare aide until her retirement.
All through her years Claudia baked cakes for many, many people and many different occasions. She was given the name, “The Cake Lady” by all who enjoyed her cakes. Claudia loved her cakes, but also liked to bowl, play cards, go to the casino and cook German food for her kids. She taught Sunday school for 14 years at the Java United Congregational Church, which she loved.
Claudia went into her new home at Golden LivingCenter in 2005, where she spent the remaining years of her life.
Claudia was a member of the United Congregational Church in Mobridge, Ladies Aide, American Legion and the Moose.
Claudia is survived by her son, Don (Jeneane) Pfaff of Enderlin, N.D.; one daughter, Dixie (Dean) Schilling of Mobridge; son-in-law, Chester Beck; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Carol Beck, and two brothers.

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