Pauline Reid Schaal -- 1994
Funeral services for Pauline Schaal were
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 1994, at 1:30 p.m. at the Hope Congregational Church in Bethune
with Pastors Ted Meter and Kim Wilker officiating. Musical selections were
No Tears in Heaven, Someday We'll Understand and One Day At A Time. Musicians
were the Hope Conregational Men's Choir, accompanied by Velda Adolf.
Casket bearers were Steve Chalfant, Eugene Weiss, Ronald Weiss, Duane Schaal,
Frank Ruhs and Bill Desmarais. Honorary escorts were Tim Harmon, David
Martin, Mike Mahoney, Dave Vigil, Matthew Chalfant, Mike Ruhs and Jason Ruhs.
Interment was in Fairview Cemetery in Burlington with Hendricks-Love Mortuary in
charge of arrangements. A memorial in Pauline's name has been established at The
Bank of Burlington.
Schaal was born on Aug. 22, 1909, in Dittie, Russia, to Christian parents
Elizabeth and John Reid. Soon after her father's death, Pauline and four
more of the other children migrated with their mother to the United States in
1913 and located at Windsor.
Pauline became a citizen in 1917 through her stepfather. Pauline was baptized as
an infant into the Christian faith -- she was confirmed at the age of 14 years
by Rev. Paul Yuelling. She became a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of
Windsor. She was very faithful to her church. On Nov. 12, 1928, she was united
in marriage to Gottlob E. Schaal of Burlington by Pastor Paul Yuelling of
Windsor. They made their home on the farm northwest of Burlington until 1952.
The family moved to Burlington in 1956. There they built their new home.
In November, 1990, Pauline moved to the
Burlington Rest Home and lived there until three months ago, when she was
hospitalized until her death Oct 27, 1994.
Pauline became a member of the Hope
Congregational Church where she remained a very faithful member. She was a
member of Ladies Mission and Aid Society of her church. She was a member of the
Hospital Auxiliary as a volunteer worker. She loved to work in her garden and
especially with flowers.
union four children were born -- Daniel Richard who died in infancy; Clarence
Victor, who at the age of 31 years died in an airplane tragedy; and two
daughters Virginia and Ann. Pauline was also blessed with 11 grandchildren and
17 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; 6 half Sisters, and many
other relatives and friends. Pauline was a good Christian mother and loved
her family and home. Pauline was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and
great-great grandmother -she was always ready to help where she was needed.
The ways of the Lord were wonderful, even in the dark days, but the Word of God
was her comfort. She was very concerned with the future of her family.
Pauline, with her two daughters by her
side, passed away at the age of 85 years, surviving her are her two daughters,
Virginia M. Weiss of Bethune, and Ann M. Chalfant of Scottsdale, Ariz.