Pauline C. Schaal - 2005
Pauline C. Schaal, age 103 of Burlington, passed away Friday,
March 4, 2005 at Grace Manor Care Center in Burlington. Pauline was born
Dec. 29, 1901 at Yale; to Christ and Christina (Strobel) Gramm. She was one of
eight children. When she was five years old her family moved to a homestead
north of Bethune, in what was known as "The settlement."
She attended the Union School in the Settlement through the 6th grade. She was
baptized in the Immanuel Lutheran Church and confirmed in the Hope
Congregational Church. Pauline married Emil Schaal in Oct. 27, 1921 by
Rev. Karl H. Hammelman at Hope Congregational Church. To this union six sons and
two daughters were born. Emil and Pauline resided in the settlement until
1928 when they moved to a farm seven miles north and east of Burlington. They
lived there until 1946 when they moved four miles north where they bought 160
acres of unimproved land and had to build up from the beginning.
They lived there until 1952 when, they moved to Burlington and there Emil passed
away in 1970. In 1991 Pauline moved to the Burlington Care Center where
she lived for 12 years. In 2003 she moved to Grace Manor Care Center until the
time of her passing.
Pauline worked in the lunchroom at the Burlington school
in 1953-54. She was a member of Hope Congregational Church north of Bethune
where she was active in the Ladies Aide. She also enjoyed piecing quilts from
the time she was fourteen years old and made countless quilts (over 150).
Through the drought she maintained and cultivated a large garden, canned
vegetables and meat. She made noodles and baked countless loaves of bread for
Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Emil; three
daughters-in-law, Donna, Evelyn and Helen; two sons-in-law, Ruben Anderson and
Harold Stover; three step-grandchildren; five brothers, Jake, Gottlieb, Christ
Jr., William and John. Also preceding her in death were two sisters Elizabeth
(John) Schaal and Pauline at the age of five.
Pauline is survived by six sons; Cliff Schaal of Burlington, Elmer Schaal of
Burlington, Leo Schaal of Burlington, Milton and wife Carol Schaal of Sioux
Falls, S.D., Louis and wife Connie Schaal of Olathe, and Dalwon and wife Reta
Schaal of Burlington. Two daughters, Viola Stover of Burlington, Dolores and
husband Elmer of Burlington. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, 33
great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 8, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. at Hope
Congregational Church north of Bethune. Burial followed in the Hope
Congregational Church cemetery. Visitation was held Monday, March 7, 2005 from 6
to 8 p.m. at Love Funeral Home in Burlington. Memorials are suggested to: Hope
Congregational Church of Bethune, 40981 County Rd. GG Burlington, CO 80807 or
Grace Manor Care Center, 465 5th St., Burlington, CO 80807 or Burlington Care
Center, 160 Pomeroy St., Burlington, CO 80807.