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Katherine Thomas Duchscherer
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Birth: Jun. 26, 1919
McHenry County
North Dakota, USA
Death: Dec. 4, 2012
Ward County
North Dakota, USA

Katherine Duchscherer, 93, Minot, ND, formerly of Velva, ND, was born into eternal life Tuesday, December 4, 2012, in a Minot nursing home.

Katherine Thomas was born June 26, 1919, a twin daughter of Michael and Magdalena (Schumacher) Thomas, on the family farm near Verendrye, ND. She was raised and educated in the Verendrye area.

Katherine was united in marriage to Peter Duchscherer on November 11, 1941 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Karlsruhe, ND. This was a double wedding shared with her twin sister Annie Marie. Following their marriage, Peter and Katherine made their home in Velva, where she was a homemaker and devoted mother. Katherine was an excellent cook and made every meal special. Katherine enjoyed nature, flowers and her vegetable garden. Peter passed on January 13, 2001 after 60 years of marriage. Katherine continued to live in their home in Velva.

Katherine was a very active member of the St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Velva, where she was a member of the Christian Mothers and served as president of this group on multiple occasions. She was also active on the altar society, and taught catechism for 33 years.

Katherine enjoyed playing cards, sewing, crocheting, reading, and gardening. At the age of 83, Katherine took a once in a lifetime trip to Europe with her daughter and her family. The highlight of the trip for Katherine was when she saw Pope John Paul II.

Surviving family includes:
children, Robert (Marilyn) Duchscherer, Jamestown, Michael Duchscherer, Jamestown, and Bernardine (Gary) Hall-Bailey, Minot, six grandchildren: Tammy Falk, Todd Duchscherer, Troy Duchscherer, Andrea Hall, Michael Hall, and Jason Hall; eight great-grandchildren: six great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Katherine was preceded in death by her parents; husband Peter, great-grandson Trevor Duchscherer, son-in-law Michael Hall, brothers; John, Philip, Wendelin, Joe, Andrew, Michael, sisters; Elizabeth, Helen, and Annie Marie.

Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery, Velva, ND.

Visitation: Friday from 10 am to1:00 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot and from 2:30 until 5:00 pm at Thompson Larson Funeral Home Velva

Vigil Prayer Service: Friday at 5:00 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Velva.

Source: Thompson-Larson Funeral Home
Family links: 
  Michael Thomas (1883 - 1955)
  Magdalene Schumacher Thomas (1883 - 1963)
  Peter Duchscherer (1919 - 2001)
  Helen M Thomas Weninger (1909 - 1959)*
  Philip Thomas (1910 - 1989)*
  Wendelin Michael Thomas (1912 - 1990)*
  Joseph A. Thomas (1915 - 2007)*
  Elizabeth Thomas Leibham (1917 - 2004)*
  Katherine Thomas Duchscherer (1919 - 2012)
  Annie Marie Thomas Duchsherer (1919 - 1999)*
  Michael John Thomas (1922 - 2003)*
  Andrew P Thomas (1924 - 2007)*
*Calculated relationship
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
McHenry County
North Dakota, USA
Created by: Debbie
Record added: Dec 05, 2012
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Katherine <i>Thomas</i> Duchscherer
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