Carl Andrew Schaal, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Samuel Schaal, was born on a homestead 12 miles north of Bethune on June 26, 1906. He was baptized on Sept. 2, 1906, in
Immanuel's Lutheran church of which he was a life-long member. At the age of 11,
Carl moved with his parents to a farm five miles west and 11 miles north of
Burlington where he lived till the time of his death.
He attended school thru the eighth grade at the place called Yale school north
of Bethune. After instruction in the tenets of the Lutheran faith, he was
confirmed in Immanuel's Lutheran
church on June 6, 1920. On May
24, 1942, he was united in marriage at Immanuel's Lutheran church with Martha Schlichenmaver. To this union were born , two children: Marie Ann,
age 10, and Carl Paul, age 4. The couple engaged in fanning on the same farm upon
which he had been
for many years.
At the age of 21 he was stricken
with inflammatory rheumatism which confined him to his bed for several months
and resulted in a weakened heart and impaired health. During the years
following he was stricken with double pneumonia, each time so violently that
everyone despaired of his life. Five weeks before his death he was again taken
to the hospital where his condition, agitated by his many illnesses in
life, wore him gradually away. It was God's will that he be called to heavenly
rest on May 26, 1954, having reached the age of 47 years and 11 months.
to mourn his demise are his wife Martha his two children, Marie and
Carl; his parents. Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Schaal; his brothers Jacob
Schaal, John Schaal, Sam Schaal of Burlington, Fred Schaal of Bethune, and
George Schaal of Seattle, Wash.; his brother Rudolf, preceded him in death:
his sisters, Mrs. Helen Knodel of Bethune, Mrs. Dorothea Schlichenmaver and
Mrs. Louise Holmes of Burlington: uncles, aunts. cousins, and a host of relatives
and friends also remain to revere his memory.
Carl was a man who loved his God
and served Him by being a fine church member, a loving and considerate husband
and father, an obedient son and a valued neighbor. He was always ready to give
a helping hand. May God bless his memory to us.
Funeral services were held
Monday, May 31, at the Immanuel Lutheran church in the Settlement, with the
pastor, Rev. L. C. Johnson officiating.