It is with great sadness that the family of Joseph J. Schall announces his passing on Friday, January 25, 2019, at the age of 100. Joe was born on March 20, 1918 in Balta, ND, to Michael Schall and Eva Schaan Schall. He graduated from Assumption Abbey High School in Richardton, ND in 1936 and from State College of Science in Wahpeton in 1939 with a degree in business management. He worked with the A.S.C. office in Rugby, ND until he enlisted in the U.S. Army in Jan., 1941, serving with Company D, 164th infantry in the South Pacific during World War II. He was discharged in June 1945. He married Beatrice Klein on Oct. 15, 1945 and their marriage was blessed with 7 children. Joe and Bea farmed for 15 years near Balta, ND, and then purchased a motel in Rugby, ND which was their home and business until they retired in Rugby in 1978. During retirement, Joe and Bea enjoyed spending winters in Arizona. In 2003, they moved to Riverview Place in Fargo to live closer to their children. This fall they moved to Eventide Fargo to receive more care. Joe was an active member of both the Balta and Rugby Catholic Church, serving on the church councils for both. He was a member of the American Legion and an honor member of both the third and fourth degree of the Knights of Columbus. Some past times that he enjoyed include fishing, dancing, playing cards with friends, coin collecting, and watching baseball. He got great satisfaction from working on church projects. His large family and many friends provided him with joy throughout his life. Joseph is survived by his wife of 73 years, Beatrice, and children, Marilyn Tuchscherer, Blaine, MN, David (Sheila) Schall, Elk River, MN, Margie (Greg) Jenrich, Corcoran, MN, Jolette (David) Olig, Fargo, ND, Susan (Jerry) Miller, Omaha, NE, Leann (Steve) Christopherson, Waconia, MN, Jim (Kylene), Clear Lake, MN, 18 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers, 4 sisters and a step brother. A prayer service will be held at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo, on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 at 2:00 PM, with visitation starting at 1:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, Fargo, on Monday, Feb. 4, at 10:30 AM, with visitation starting at 9:30 AM.

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  1. So sorry to about your Grandpa…BITTERSWEET for sure
    Sounds like he was a very active guy & once a FARMER..that’s why he was so active & enjoyed his days..
    Good foundations for his life.!!!!
    Sending prayers of blessing to you & your family..
    All our love LeRoy&janChristensen

  2. Margie and family: my heart goes out to all of you. How wonderful having your Father for 100 years. Blessings to your Mother and siblings.

    Joan McGuire

  3. How blessed you all are to have had your father and grandfather for 100 years! May he rest peacefully. Your memories are many and dear…hold them and each other close as you celebrate a life well lived. Love to you all…

  4. The greatest treasure in the world are parents that give their children roots and wings . When children give back ( and in the case of your parents ) for many years working together as family to do best for them Honor your Mother and Father becomes truth lived out well . I am coming to honor his life and the legacy he left in all of you amazing adult children . The visit with him two years ago , he shared stories , memories , and looked through pictures recalling many wonderful times . I have those interviews with him captured on my phone . It was the best trip ever . Love to all of you . See you soon .

  5. Please accept our condolences. I enjoyed visits with Joe at Knights of Columbus gatherings and other times together in Rugby. May God bless him, and may he rest in peace. Galen & Glenda Mack

  6. Dear Schall Family,
    It is sad to hear of Uncle Joe’s passing yet happily amazed to live 100 years! You’re all very blessed by his kind and loving heart. We fondly remember his charming smile and witty character which I’m sure is being carried on through out the generations. Give our Love to Aunt Beatrice and our sympathies to all.
    Love Charmain and Steve Romanoski

  7. Dear Aunt Beatrice and Cousins So sorry to hear about Uncle Joe. How blessed to have him for a 100 years. As a child I remember how he brought life to a family gathering. He always made me laugh. It is so hard to lose a husband or a parent for we seem to lose a bit of ourself also. Take care all of you. Brenda and Dan Furaus

  8. Aunt Beatrice and cousins,
    You were so blessed to have had Uncle Joe in your lives for a 100 years!! We only hope that we make it that long! No one could make us giggle like Uncle Joe. We’re convinced that he has them all in stitches “Up Stairs”!
    Cherish all you fond memories.
    Our love and sympathy,
    Cheryl and Bob Baumgarten

  9. My condolences to your family on the passing of your father,. Cherish the memories as they are a gift to hold forever.

    David and Mady Teigen
    Sacramento, CA

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