Katherine Schall, 88, Harvey, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at St. Aloisius Nursing Home in Harvey.
Katherine was born June 26, 1925, near Wellsburg, the 13th child of Alois and Rosa (Martel) Dosch. Katherine attended North Fork Rural School to the eighth grade. She moved into Harvey with her parents in 1943. She worked at the Cooke Hotel for four years.
Having met the love of her life, she and Peter Schall were married on Oct. 10, 1949, in Harvey. She began her homemaker career and was blessed with seven children. Their son, Timothy Peter, was lost to crib death on June 14, 1960. When her youngest child entered kindergarten she began working at the Harvey Eagles Club. She worked there for the next 15 years, cooking for supper nights and cleaning.
Katherine was an excellent cook, baker and canner. Katherine and Peter were well known for their garden and flowers. Many people reaped the benefits of the produce and canning. She was never one to sit idle. She and Peter were fortunate to travel over the years, Hawaii and Las Vegas being two of her favorites. They attended many conventions representing the Eagles and the Knights of Columbus. She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary.
Katherine had an unwavering faith in God. She was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church, in Harvey. Over the years she was involved in St. Cecilia Altar Society, Catholic Daughters of the Americas and Catholic Order of Foresters. She loved to play bingo and make yarn hangers to give to family, friends and the staff at the nursing home.
We will miss her with all our hearts and will always cherish the times we spent together! She was always there when we needed her and was the most loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was selfless and always put others ahead of herself. She never wanted people to go out of their way for her. Yet, she did it all the time for others. Even though she is gone, her memory will live on in all of our hearts forever. It is not, “Goodbye,” but, “Until we meet again.” Have faith that she will be watching over us.
Her niece, Rita Weninger, lovingly cared for her as a second mother. The family expresses their gratitude to Rita and everyone else that cared for Katherine at the St. Aloisius Nursing Home.
Katherine is survived by: her husband of 64 years, Peter; six children, Renee (Roy) Kringstad, Drayton, James (Judy) Schall, Woodbury, Minn., Ronald Schall, Stockton, Calif., Joann (David) Seltvedt, of Harvey, Kathleen (Albert) Wentz, Bismarck, and Annette (Kevin) Kraft, Beulah; 19 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Annie Neis, of Harvey, Barbara Jundt, of Rugby, Julia Ludwig, of Harvey and Lena Jaeger, of Devils Lake; brother, Alois (Irene) Dosch, of Auburn, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Katherine was preceded in death by: her parents; infant son; brothers, Donald Dosch, Joe Dosch, Sebastian Dosch; sisters, Frances Hager, Rose Axtman, Theresa Welk and Mary Heilman.
Funeral services will be: Monday, June 2, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Harvey.
Burial will be: in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be: Sunday, June 1, from 2 to 7 p.m., with a rosary and prayer service at 7 p.m., at the St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Harvey.