Mary Knodel Schaal -- 1986
Herald, Yakima Washington 24 August 1986
Obituary file at ASGHR
Mary M. Schaal, 87, of Wapato
died Friday afternoon in Mountain Vista Nursing Home in Toppenish.
She was born Aug. 7, 1899,
in Bethune, Colorado, to Peter and Christina (Dobler) Knodel. She
was reared and educated in Bethune, and married John G. Schaal there Aug.
The couple lived in Colorado
until they moved to the Yakima Valley in 1936. In 1946, they settled
in Wapato, where they farmed.
She was a member of the
Pilgrim Congregational Church in Wapato and the Pilgrim Daughters, the
church's women's association. She enjoyed gardening.
Survivors include four sons,
Arthur L. Schaal of Wapato, Leonard and John Schaal, both of Eureka, California,
and Louis Schaal of Long Beach; three daughters, Mrs. Violet Vollmer of
Pasco, Mrs. Esther Smith of Chico, California, and Mrs. Leah Walker of
Granger; a sister, Mrs. Matt Schaal of Straton, Colorado; 16 grandchildren
and 10 great-grandchildren.
Her husband died July 10,1962.
Funeral services will
be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Merritt Funeral Home in Wapato. Burial
will be in the Reservation Community Memorial Park west of Wapato.