Maria Stasch, 95, Fargo formerly, Hillsboro, ND passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo. She was born April 3, 1922 in Staffelstein, Germany to Jacob and Anna (Lunz) Schnaupauff. She came to the United States in 1951 and married Alfred Stasch on November 26, 1953 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Georgetown, MN. They made their home in Argusville, ND where Alfred worked on the farm. They later moved to Hillsboro, ND where she worked at the Hillsboro Community Hospital for 20 years before retiring and moving to Fargo in the fall of 1990. Alfred passed away on October 2, 2000. She remained in Fargo until her passing. She is survived by her children: Mary (Jim) Kritzberger, Hillsboro, ND; Rose Holmes, Chandler, AZ; Micky (Paul) Cose, Horace, ND; Barb (Wayne) Rheault, Moorhead, MN; Bernie Stasch, Fargo, ND; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alfred; brothers, Josef and Johann, sister, Barbara and son-in-law, Kirk Holmes. Funeral Mass: 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Riverview Place Chapel, Fargo with visitation starting at 12:00 P.M. Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery North, Fargo.

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  1. Micky and Rose; so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. May God wrap His loving arms around you and your family during this difficult time. God gained a loving angel to look after you until the end of time. Prayers to your family. Vicky Dalby

  2. Our sincere sympathies to your entire family over your loss. It is so difficult to lose a loved one. Please draw strength from your faith, your family and friends. We’re thinking of you.

  3. I’m so very sorry for your loss! Your in my thoughts and prayers. May your wonderful memories of your mom comfort you all!

  4. Barb
    I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. The coming days will get better. You and your family are in my prayers.

  5. Dear Stasch family, I am sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of your family from the Hendrum days! My thoughts and prayers are with you right now, and will continue to be.
    Sincerely,
    Roxanne Ford Hagen

  6. Sorry to hear about your mother, she was a friend of my mother, they worked together at the hospital in Hillsboro, mother always enjoyed her company.

  7. I was very sorry to hear of Maria’s death….she was a wonderful person. We worked together at the Hillsboro Hospital….worked hard, but had fun as well. And I still marvel at how fast she could knit! I am grateful to have known her.

  8. I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. If you remember, I worked with your mom when I first graduated from nursing school and loved her dearly. Mothers are special and yours certainly was. She touched many lives and will be missed.

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