Christine Meier

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Christine Meier, 95, Fargo, ND died December 05, 2016 at Essentia Health, Fargo. Christine (Schatz) Meier was born May 23, 1921 and raised on a family farm near Zeeland, ND. She attended rural elementary school and graduated from Zeeland High School in 1940. She received a teaching certificate and taught in a nearby rural school during World War II. She married Frank A. Meier at St Andrew’s Catholic Church in Zeeland on June 6, 1944. They made their home on a farm near Venturia, ND where they raised their 6 children. Christine enjoyed her life on the farm raising her children, baking, cooking, sewing, helping on the farm with a large garden, and socializing with the neighbors. Christine was a longtime member of Christian Mothers, first at the former St John's parish in rural Zeeland and later at St. Andrew’s. She taught religious education at both parishes. She was dedicated to her faith, family and friends. Christine and Frank retired from farming in 1982 and moved to Zeeland. In 1994, they moved to an apartment in Fargo, ND. Frank passed away in 1996. Christine continued living on her own and enjoyed socializing and attending daily Mass at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church. In 2012, Christine suffered a stroke and became a patient at Bethany nursing home on University where she resided until her death. Christine is survived by her children and son in law: Dennis Bollinger, West Fargo, ND; Don & Cheryl Meier, Bismarck, ND; Anna & Ray Welder, Crystal Lake, IL; Robert & Irene Meier, Fargo, ND, and Steve & Sue Meier, Bismarck, ND, 16 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren, sisters: Rose Mitzel, Edgeley, ND; Mary Kramer, Minneapolis, MN; Betty Brandner, Aberdeen, SD; and brother, John Schatz, Bismarck, ND. She was preceded in death by her parents, John & Margaret (Seiler) Schatz, her husband, Frank, daughter, Mary Bollinger, son, Rodney, granddaughter, Janelle Meier and siblings, Sister Mary Rose, Julia Mathern, Margaret Schatz and Eugene Schatz. Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 A.M. Friday, December 9, 2016 at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, 5202 25th St. S., Fargo ND with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M.

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. Christine was a wonderful loving lady. My your memories bring you joy as time heals. Myron and Jane (Mitzel) Aberle

  2. Remembering her beautiful smile and gracious manner. God bless you during this difficult time.

  3. I was a neighbor of Christine’s in Fargo and played cards with her every week. What a lovely lady she was. May you cherish the memories you have in the healing days ahead. Christine and I had a special bond as I had the Bollinger children in preschool. Rest in Peace, Christine.

  4. TO THE MEIER CHILDREN: WOW, What a nice Mother you had and that translates to a nice Cousin for me. Please accept my most sincere sympathy. With the weather and road conditions, it is impossible to travel to Fargo this time of the year. Be assured that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Cousin, Mattie Schatz

  5. Meier family. Sorry to hear of your mothers death. I met Christine a few years ago with Don&Cheryl .She was such a pleasant lady to be around. Now she is at peace. God give you strength at this time

  6. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. Your mother was a very fun and friendly person and was a very dear friend to our parents Adam and Barbara Schumacher, I always wanted to the the person that she was. Wishing you all a time to grief and talk about all the happy times with your mom.

  7. My sincere sympathy to the Meier family. Chistian was a kind loving person. She was
    had a wonderful mother to my sister-in-law, Anna, and my brother Ray Welder. She will be missed.

  8. May God comfort you as your mourn the loss of your Mom and Grandma. I fondly remember Frank and Christine following Zeeland Viking athletics. They were so supportive and it was a comfort to see them in the stands. I am sad for your loss. Lowell Schweigert

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