of Eva Gross Schatz
Aberdeen American News, Aberdeen, South
Dakota, April 5, 2002
Bismarck, N.D. - Eva Schatz, 96, of Bismarck and
formerly of Zeeland, N.D., died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at St.
Vincent's Care Center in Bismarck.
Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Christ
the King Catholic Church in Mandan, N.D.
Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in St. Andrew's
Catholic Cemetery near Zeeland with Bismarck Funeral Home in charge
A rosary service will be at 3 p.m. today at the
care center. A prayer service will be at 7 tonight at the funeral
Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. today at the
care center and from 5 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
Eva Gross was born Oct. 3, 1905, to Matthias and
Barbara (Schweitzer) Gross near Napoleon, N.D. She attended rural
school and assisted her parents in the family farming operation.
She married Kasper Schatz on Dec. 29, 1925, near
Napoleon. They made their home near Zeeland where they farmed.
They retired into Zeeland in 1968. He died in 1988. In 1989, she
moved to Marillac Manor in Bismarck and later resided at St. Vincent's
She was a member of Christian Mothers Altar Society.
She enjoyed crocheting and growing flowers.
Survivors include four sons, Matt Schatz of Pierre,
Leo (Catherine) Schatz of Aberdeen, Joseph (Julie) Schatz of Mandan
and Tom (JoAnn) Schatz of Beulah, N.D.; four daughters, Ida (Joe)
Engelheart of Rapid City, Angela (Al) Mastel of Ellendale, N.D.,
Barbara Zacher of Fargo, N.D., and Marianne (Walter) Brandner
of Dell Rapids; four sisters, Elizabeth Aberle of Wishek, N.D.,
Katie Aberle of Fargo, Bendicta Kotta of Roseau, Minn., and Barbara
Brendel of Napoleon; 36 grandchildren; and 57 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, two grandsons,
one granddaughter, one brother and one sister.