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Obituary of Eva Gross Schatz

Aberdeen American News, Aberdeen, South Dakota, April 5, 2002


Bismarck, N.D. - Eva Schatz, 96, of Bismarck and formerly of Zeeland, N.D., died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at St. Vincent's Care Center in Bismarck.

Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Catholic Church in Mandan, N.D.

Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in St. Andrew's Catholic Cemetery near Zeeland with Bismarck Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

A rosary service will be at 3 p.m. today at the care center. A prayer service will be at 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. today at the care center and from 5 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Eva Gross was born Oct. 3, 1905, to Matthias and Barbara (Schweitzer) Gross near Napoleon, N.D. She attended rural school and assisted her parents in the family farming operation.

She married Kasper Schatz on Dec. 29, 1925, near Napoleon. They made their home near Zeeland where they farmed. They retired into Zeeland in 1968. He died in 1988. In 1989, she moved to Marillac Manor in Bismarck and later resided at St. Vincent's Care Center.

She was a member of Christian Mothers Altar Society.

She enjoyed crocheting and growing flowers.

Survivors include four sons, Matt Schatz of Pierre, Leo (Catherine) Schatz of Aberdeen, Joseph (Julie) Schatz of Mandan and Tom (JoAnn) Schatz of Beulah, N.D.; four daughters, Ida (Joe) Engelheart of Rapid City, Angela (Al) Mastel of Ellendale, N.D., Barbara Zacher of Fargo, N.D., and Marianne (Walter) Brandner of Dell Rapids; four sisters, Elizabeth Aberle of Wishek, N.D., Katie Aberle of Fargo, Bendicta Kotta of Roseau, Minn., and Barbara Brendel of Napoleon; 36 grandchildren; and 57 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two grandsons, one granddaughter, one brother and one sister.

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