Dorothea Schaal -- 1964
Mrs. Dorothea Schaal, daughter of
Andreas and Christina Bauder, was born of German ancestry on Sept. 18, 1880. She
was baptized in the Lutheran faith in infancy. When she was eight years old she
came to America with her family. Her family homestead about 16 miles north of
Burlington. In 1894 she was confirmed with the first class that was confirmed in
the church which now is remembered by members of Immanuel Church or the Old Rock
Mrs. Schaal grew to womanhood in the community
northwest of Burlington. On Jan. 15, 1899 she was united in marriage with Samuel
Schaal Sr. This union was blessed with eight children.
Mrs. Schaal was a faithful member of the Lutheran
Church all of her life. God and her church were very dear to her and tried to
teach this love to her children.
In the fall of 1959 Mrs. Schaal underwent major surgery
and had been failing health since that time. Tuesday morning, Jan. 14, she
suffered a heart attack and passed away very suddenly at the age of 83 years, 4
months and 6 days.
She is survived by six of her eight children, Sam
Schaal of Burlington; Fred Schaal of Bethune, Mrs. Helen Knodel and Mrs.
Dorothea Schlichenmayer of Burlington, George Schaal of Pocatello, Idaho; and
Mrs. Louise Holmes of Burlington; and two step sons, Jake Schaal and John Schaal
of Burlington. A son, Rudolf, died in infancy and a son, Carl, died May 26, 1954
at the age of 48. Mrs. Schaal’s husband passed away Jan. 19, 1959 at the age of
Of her family of five brothers and one sister only her
younger sister, Mrs. Christina Ramsey, of Portland, Ore., remains among the
living. Among the survivors are also 27 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren,
and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 18, at 2
p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church with pastor Herbert J. Schauer officiating.
Burial was made in the cemetery of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Bethune.