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Bertha Schuck

May 22, 1921 - August 13, 2012

Gathering:

5-7:00 PM Thursday, August 16, 2012 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Moorhead.

Prayer Service:

7:00 PM Thursday, August 16, 2012 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Moorhead. 

Funeral Service:

11:00 AM Friday, August 17, 2012 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Moorhead.

Burial:

St. Joseph's Cemetery, Moorhead.

Arrangements:

Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Bertha Schuck

May 22, 1921 - August 13, 2012

Obituary

Bertha A. Schuck, 91, Fargo, ND, died Monday, August 13, 2012 at Sandford Hospital in Fargo, ND.  Surrounded by family and friends, she left this earthly presence and ascended to heaven to be with her husband Peter J. Schuck Sr. and the many family and friends that have gone before her.

Bertha was born May 22, 1921 to Ben and Charlotte (Busch) Bjugson on a farm near Kloten, ND.  She attended Kloten grade and high school before moving to Grand Forks, ND where she graduated from Aakers Business School in 1939 and worked as a bank teller. Bertha married her “Sugar”, Peter J. Schuck at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Grand Forks, ND during his furlough from the Navy in 1942 .  By October of 1943, Bertha gave birth to Peter J. Schuck Jr. while living in Chicago.  In the spring of 1945, Bertha and Peter moved to Hillsboro, ND, where Bertha became a full time homemaker and Peter started a radio and refrigeration business.  In December 1948, Bertha and Peter moved to Moorhead Minnesota and in 1953 shared the birth of their second child, Michael.  Over the next 60 years, Bertha enjoyed her Moorhead home by gardening, cooking, homemaking, and nurturing her family.

During her school years, Bertha enjoyed playing basketball at Kloten High School. Later she enjoyed many years of league bowling in Moorhead with lifelong friends.  In the last years of her life she mastered the art of tossing bean bags at the Waterford retirement community.  In the 1970’s and 80’s, Bertha worked for the Reach to Recovery Cancer Program, helping women who faced breast cancer and radical mastectomy surgery.  Being a cancer survivor, Bertha was effective at teaching cancer awareness and how to recover from cancer with strength and hope.  Bertha also enjoyed the family’s lake home on Star Island at Cass Lake Minnesota.  Bertha and Peter were founding members of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Moorhead Minnesota and was a longtime member of Catholic Daughters there.

In October 2009 Bertha and Peter moved into Waterford retirement community where shortly thereafter Pete Sr. passed, and Bertha managed through a world of change. Bertha’s family would like to acknowledge everyone that supported her through visits, prayer and friendship during these years. 

Bertha is survived by two sons, Peter Jr. (Cris), Billings, MT, Michael, Chicago, IL; brother in-law Adam, St. Paul, MN; five grandchildren, Derek (Amy) Schuck, Minneapolis, MN; Theresa Schafer (Jay Weber), Fargo, ND; Mateja, Aloysius, Franz Schuck, Chicago, IL; Joe Schafer, Fargo, ND;  three great grandchildren, McKenzie Schafer, Garrett and Grace Schuck.  Bertha was preceded in death by husband Peter Sr., sister Bertha and brothers Albert and Halvor (Bud) Bjugson, sisters in-law, Shirley Bjugson and Madeline, daughter in-law Lojzka, and granddaughter in-law, Lori.

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  1. Robert Rowell says:

    San Francisco I remember Bertha and Peter with great fondness. I always felt like family with them and privileged to share their great company, humor and enjoyment of life. My sincere condolences to the Schuck family.

  2. Sailstar Marina Crew says:

    Cass Lake MN
    We wanted to let you know that you have our deepest sympathy and we are truly saddened by Bert’s passing. Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of sorrow.

    Bert was a wonderful person and her death will leave a void in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. Bert was always so considerate and had so many kind things to say. Bert always went out of her way and made it point to stop and say “hello” as she ventured through the Marina each summer for so many years. It was truly a joy to see her smiling face and visit with her.

    She has been called to heaven to spend eternity with her beloved Peter. Rest in Pease sweet Bertha.

    With all of our love,

    Sailstar Marina Crew

  3. Sailstar Marina Crew says:

    Cass Lake MN
    We wanted to let you know that you have our deepest sympathy and we are truly saddened by Bert’s passing. Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of sorrow.

    Bert was a wonderful person and her death will leave a void in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. Bert was always so considerate and had so many kind things to say. Bert always went out of her way and made it point to stop and say “hello” as she ventured through the Marina each summer for so many years. It was truly a joy to see her smiling face and visit with her.

    She has been called to heaven to spend eternity with her beloved Peter. Rest in Peace sweet Bertha.

    All our love,

    Sailstar Marina Crew

  4. Bob Lakeman says:

    Chesapeake VAThanks Bert,

    When I was a scraggly, barefoot, long haired teenager you made me feel at home, welcomed anytime and always loved. You and Pete showed me so many good times, that remain in my heart now and forever.

    Say hey to my Mom and Dad. They thought the world of you too.

    The Lakemans send their prayers to all the Bjugson’s and Schucks today and we are with you in thoughts and spirit.

  5. Chris lalonde says:

    Webster’s dictionary defines the following: classy, loving, caring, stern, generous, kind, mentor, wife, mother, grandmother, friend, gentle, honest to a fault, loyal, trusting, compassionate, fashionable, beautiful, glowing, strong, religious, warm, thoughtful, affectionate, brave, sweet, tactful, graceful, funny and clever as: refer to Grandma Schuck.
    I always referred to God as the luckiest man around when he met my mother, but can you imagine what his table looks like know with Pete and Bertha sitting there too. There are not enough definitive words to describe Grandma Schuck and the impact she has had on every person she has met in her short 91 years with us. She has made every one stronger by teaching us what is right and wrong and how you should treat each other. She is as close to a grandmother I ever had without being family. She always asked how you were doing and feeling even if she had an ache or a pain herself. Classy is not a strong enough word for such an awesome human being.
    My prayers go out to all the Schuck families and friends who lost such a special person. Death ends a life not a relationship. She is looking down right now making sure we do what she taught us.

    Love Chris LaLonde

  6. Joyce and Ken Matthys says:

    Salem OregonDear Peter and Michael,

    We just heard about your mother’s death and wanted to offer you our deepest sympathy. Your parents were such devoted friends of my parents, Andy and Marie Stevens. Their passing saddens me deeply because they were my last tangible connection with my mother and father.

    When we were visiting the Fargo-Moorhead area a short time before your parents moved from your family home, I had the pleasant experience of visiting them. We enjoyed talking about you, Michael, my siblings Andy and Maryalma, and. of course, “the old days.”

    Again, please accept our sympathy. I know that ift is terribly difficult to loose a parent, even when they have had a long, full life.

  7. Andy Stevens Jr. says:

    Onamia Minnesota
    I’m sorry for your loss. It is hard when you lose your mother. Mothers were ment to be forever.

  8. Courtney LaLonde says:

    Grandma Schuck was a true queen…she gave all of her family and friends the royal treatment, and we loved her so much!! She had 91 years on this earth, and she has left us wanting more time with her still…that is a testament to her beautiful soul. I will miss my fashion and gossip buddy, but I’m sure she will carry on as one of the classiest ladies in heaven (and I bet she will be wearing her animal print clothes and accessories every day)! While my heart is broken right now, I’m counting on all of the wonderful memories (and laughs) I shared with her to help me through. May she rest in peace with Grandpa Schuck always.

    Love, Courtney (and Chris) 🙂

  9. Susan Nyhusmoen says:

    Ada MN
    My wonderful memories of Bertha…we’d see the white car pull up in front of the Liten Hus in Walker, MN
    on a busy summer day….in she’d come, ready for power shopping…full of compliments on our choices. We’d bag up the purchases and head for the car where Pete had dropped the driver seat back taking the opportunity for a quick snooze. He’d pop the trunk, in the shopping bags would go. Time for a quick hug and she’d be on her way. My very favorite customer ever!
    I had the opportunity to reconnect with Bertha when she moved into the Waterford where my mother in law was living at the time. She was one of the most gracious ladies I’ve ever known. My heart goes out to all of you…I’ll never forget her.
    Thanks for the memories, sweet Bertha!

  10. Kacie Kramer says:

    Fargo ND
    My Prayers and thoughts go out to Bertha’s family.

    As a Caregiver at (WaterFord) Touchmark I got to know Bertha from the time she moved in. She was a great lady to visit with and always had a smile for us.

    With Sympathy

    Kacie

  11. Todd & Kristie Skunberg says:

    Our condolences to the family in your grief at the loss of your mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Our thoughts are with you now, and in the days to come. She was an amazing woman.

  12. Ray Catania says:

    Tinley Park ILMike,

    I am so sorry to learn about the passing of your mother. My prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family at this time.

    Ray

  13. John Crowley-Buck says:

    Evanston ILMy sincerest condolences and deepest sympathies for the Schuck family at this difficult time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Catherine Wolf says:

    Chicago ILMichael and family

    So very sorry to hear of your loss.

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