William T. Schaal-1988
William Trougott Schaal was born Feb. 26, 1896 at Yale.
he was the son of John and Christina (Wagner) Schaal. He was baptized and
confirmed in the Lutheran Church in the German Settlement north of Bethune.
He was married to Eva Knodel Feb. 27, 1921 at the Hope Congregational Church in
the German Settlement north of Bethune, where they have remained charter
members. Two sons were born to this union, Marvin of Colorado Springs and
Don of Englewood. Bill was a World War I veteran in the Cavalry.
Bill formed and raised his family on a farm north of Bethune
where they lived for 25 years. In June of 1945, due to ill health, they
sold their farm and moved to Loveland where he lived until his death. Bill
worked in the Great Western Sugar Factory and Kuner Emposon Co. until he retired
in 1970. Bill and Eva were members of the First Congregational Church in
Loveland. He leaves to mourn his wife Eva, son Marvin and wife Lillie, son
Donald and wife Virginia, two granddaughters, Elmyra Schaal of Colorado Springs
and Marvalyn Kothman of Big Pine, Calif., three great-grandson, Gregory, Eric
and Bryan Kothman, also of Big Pine, Calif. His parents, one sister and
three brothers preceded him in death. He was the only living member of his
family. Also, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends survive him.
Services were held at First Congregational Church on June 2, 1988 with Jack
Grether officiating. He was a member of the American Legion.