Claire Arlene Schonwetter, age 94, of North Scottsdale, Arizona, passed in her sleep Jan. 6, 2021. She was born Sept. 29, 1926, in Bismarck, North Dakota, to Oscar and Jennie (Berman) Tolchinsky. She was married to her husband, Seymour Schonwetter, for 40 years. Claire was a graduate of Bismarck High School and the University of Minnesota. She received a master’s degree in speech pathology from Arizona State University, and worked for the Arizona school system as a speech pathologist for many years, until her retirement.

She was a Lion of Judah and contributed to many charities. She is survived by her husband, Seymour; her sister, Anita Greenstein of Minnesota; her son, Tom Rothstein of California; and her daughter, Nancy Judson of Washington. Also surviving are her stepchildren, Stuart (Regina) Schonwetter of California, Barbara Schonwetter and Michael (Roxanne) Schonwetter, both of Minnesota.

She had eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her parents; sisters, Sylvia Baker and Beatrice Reisman, both of Minnesota; and son, Jim Rothstein of Arizona. Claire was the most wonderful woman and will be so greatly missed. Funeral service noon MST, Sunday, Jan. 10th, via Zoom.

For Zoom link, send an email to Memorials preferred to the donor’s favorite charity. Funeral arrangements by Hodroff-Epstein Memorial Chapel, (612) 871-1234 (Jeff).

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