Rose M. Schatz, 84, Velva, died Saturday, June 7, 2014, at a Velva care center.
Rose was born July 4, 1929, in Ipswich, S.D., the daughter of Casper and Elizabeth (Kuntz) Volk. She grew up in the Blumenfeld area and attended Smokey Lake School through the eighth grade. As a young girl she helped out on many area farm homes as a baby sitter and hired hand. In 1942, she moved to Karlsruhe with her family. She married Edmund Schatz on Sept. 30, 1947. They lived on his family farm until 1964, when they moved to Butte. Rose and her family operated Rose's Cafe in Butte for seven years. In 1972, she went to work at the Butte School as a cook, where she worked until 1987.
Rose had many hobbies throughout the years. In earlier years Rose and Edmund enjoyed square dancing. She had a ceramic shop for many years, made numerous quilts for her children and grandchildren and enjoyed painting her wood crafts. Edmund enjoyed helping Rose with all her hobbies. In August 1997, they moved to Velva. Rose joined the Velva Senior Citizens, where she made many new friends and enjoyed playing cards. She volunteered numerous hours at the Souris Valley Care Center while Edmund and her mother were residents there. Rose entered Souris Valley Care Center on Jan. 8, 2008.
Rose enjoyed cooking and baking and was well known by many for all her good treats. She shared many recipes with friends and family. Many of the kids she cooked for in school came to see her long after they were out of school. They often reminded her of the good times they had while they were in school and the good food she made. She will be missed by all who knew her and her memory will live on in our hearts forever.
Rose was a member of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church, Christian Mothers and the Velva Senior Citizens, all Velva. Rose was a former member of Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Butte, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Balfour, 4-H club leader, Butte, 3-B's Square Dance Club (Balfour, Bergen and Butte) and past PTA president for many years.
Survivors: sons, Terry (Becky) Schatz, Sturgis, S.D., Tim (Dodie) Schatz, Butte, Wayne (Kathy) Schatz, Butte, and Vern Schatz, Bismarck; daughters, Sharon Schatz, Dallas, Ga., and Vicky (Jim) Edwards, Minot; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; brother, Joe (Judy) Volk, Honolulu; sisters, Carol (Bill) Shuler, Great Falls, Mont., Regina Dow, Springfield, Ore., and Angeline Power, Vacaville, Calif.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Rose was preceded in death by: her husband, Edmund; grandson, Dustin Schatz; granddaughter, Jessica Schatz; parents, Casper and Elizabeth; stepfather, Ludwig Schiele; and brothers, Gabriel and Edward.
Mass of Christian Burial: Thursday, June 12, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church, Velva.
Visitation: Today, Wednesday, June 11, from 5 to 7 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the church.
Burial: Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Velva.
Memorials are preferred to Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery or the Souris Valley Care Center, both Velva.
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