November 2, 1923 ~ February 21, 2014
Catherine Schmalz, 90, Fargo formerly of Bismarck/Minot, died Friday, February 21, 2014.
Catherine was born November 2, 1923 in Karlsruhe, N.D. where she and her 14 siblings were raised on the family farm. She married Alex Schmalz on Jan. 8, 1946, in Karlsruhe. They were married for over 40 years and raised three children. While living in Bismarck she was employed by Q&R Clinic and the ND Department of Human Services.
She will be remembered for her deep faith, attending daily mass and spending part of every day in prayer. She loved her time with family. Many memories were made on trips, family gatherings and time spent at the lake.
She was preceded in death by her husband Alex Schmalz; infant daughter Marilyn; sister Helen; brothers Michael, John, Frank, Christ, and Tony.
She is survived by her two sons, Greg (Paula) Schmalz, Fargo; Glen (Sharon) Schmalz, Fargo; daughter, Carol (Wayne) Hermandorfer, Clifton VA, and seven grandchildren; Emily Kelly, and Austin Schmalz, Brook and Blair Schmalz, and Greg, Nick and A.J. Hermandorfer. She is also survived by sisters Eva, Maryann, Ida, Jean, Angela, Agnes, Valeria and brother Fred.