Eva Knodel Schaal -- 1988
Loveland, Colorado 1989
Eva Knodel Schaal, 88, 910 Harrison Ave.,
Loveland, died April 18 in McKee Medical Center.
She was born Sept. 15, 1900,
in Joseph Darf, South Russia, to Gottlieb and Christina Gehner Knodel.
She married William T. Schaal Feb. 27, 1921, in Bethune, Colorado.
He preceded her in death May 29, 1988. She was a homemaker.
The Knodel family, with eight
children, came to America by freighter in December 1906. Her parents
homesteaded on a farm approximately 12 miles north of Bethune, called the
German settlement. She was confirmed in the Hope Congregational Church,
where she remained a charter member until her death.
She moved to Loveland in
1945 from Bethune. She was a member of the First Congregational Church.
She is survived by sons Donald
Schaal and wife, Virginia, Englewood, and Marvin Schaal and wife, Lillie,
Colorado Springs; granddaughters, Elmyra Schaal, Colorado Springs, and
Marvalyn Kothman, Big Pine, California; great-grandsons, Gregory, Eric
and Bryan Kothman, Big Pine; and nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of
friends. She was preceded in death
by her brothers and sisters.
Services will be held at
2 p.m. Friday at the first Congregational Church with the Rev. Lanning
Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Loveland
Burial Park. Memorial contributions may
be made to the First Congregational Church. Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home is
be charge of services and arrangements.