96 year old Alvera Strate of Chaska and formerly of New Ulm died Sunday at St. Gertrude’s Health Center in Shakopee. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11am Friday at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm with a private family burial in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the time of mass at church on Friday. In lieu of flowers, the Strate family prefers memorials to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm. The Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm is handling the arrangements.