Catherine Schmalz, 90, Fargo, formerly of Bismarck and Minot, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in a Fargo assisted living facility.
Catherine was born Nov. 2, 1923, in Karlsruhe where she and her 14 siblings were raised on the family farm. She married Alex Schmalz on Jan. 8, 1946, in Karlsruhe. They were married for more than 40 years and raised three children. While living in Bismarck she was employed by Q&R Clinic and the N.D. Department of Human Services.
She will be remembered for her deep faith, attending daily Mass and spending part of every day in prayer. She loved her time with family. Many memories were made on trips, family gatherings and time spent at the lake.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Alex Schmalz; infant daughter, Marilyn; sister, Helen; brothers, Michael, John, Frank, Christ and Tony.
She is survived by: her two sons, Greg (Paula) Schmalz and Glen (Sharon) Schmalz, both of Fargo; daughter, Carol (Wayne) Hermandorfer, Clifton Va.; and seven grandchildren, Emily Kelly, and Austin Schmalz, Brook and Blair Schmalz, and Greg, Nick and A.J. Hermandorfer. She is also survived by sisters Eva, Maryann, Ida, Jean, Angela, Agnes, Valeria and a brother Fred.
The funeral Mass will be Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 4 p.m. at the Church of Nativity in Fargo.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Feb. 25, one hour prior to the service, in the church.
Burial will be Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bismarck.
Arrangements are by Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo.