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 Doreen <I>Schaff</I> Schlosser

Doreen Schaff Schlosser

Flasher, Morton County, North Dakota, USA
Death 5 Nov 2012 (aged 83)
Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota, USA
Burial Mandan, Morton County, North Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 100373717 · View Source
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Doreen Schlosser, 83, Mandan, died Nov. 5, 2012, at St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck, with her family at her side. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Mandan, with the Rev. Shane Campbell as celebrant. Burial will be at Mandan Union Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan, with a parish rosary/vigil at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Doreen was born July 21, 1929, to Adam and Anna (Berger) Schaff in Flasher. She was raised and educated in Fallon. She married Valentine "Val" Schlosser on Sept. 19, 1949, in Fallon.

After they were married, Doreen and Val farmed in the Crown Butte area for 60 years, until they moved to Mandan in 2003. Gardening both flowers and vegetables were activities you could find Doreen doing daily. Doreen was an exceptional cook, having developed her own special recipe for meatballs. German potato salad and knoephle and sauerkraut were also family favorites. Showing her competitive side, but never wanting to catch anyone off guard, she always gave fair warning when playing cards. Being very social, everyone loved her 100-watt smile. A special fishing trip to Canada where she and Val were caught in a storm, Doreen sat quietly in the boat. When asked why she was so quiet, she simply said, "I was praying, so scared before I could finish one Hail Mary, I started another." Family gatherings were a highlight involving great food with cooking starting days before. These cherished memories tell us about this wonderful woman who lived life in a simple, honest and loving way.

Doreen will be deeply missed by her loving husband, Valentine; her daughters, Joyce (Steve) Howry and Judy Burns, Mandan, and Darcy (Dan) Hurley, Bismarck; her sons, Darell (Elaine), Glendive, Mont., Tim, Loveland, Colo., Bernie (Susan), West Fargo, and Marvin (Jodi), Ernie (Pam), Terry and Harvey (Nancy), all of Mandan; 25 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Frances (Terry) Helbling and Barbara (Elmer) Horning, Bismarck; her brother, Joe (Alvina) Schaff, Bismarck; and two sisters-in-law, Caroline Schaff and Delores (Clarence) Morris, Mandan.

Doreen was preceded in death by her parents; her sons, Rodney, Scott and an infant son, Valentine Jr.; one son-in-law, Ronald Burns; her sisters, Theresa (Mike) DeFasco, Katie (Jerome) Reisenauer, Betty (Val) Schaefer, Clementine (Lenus) Schaff and Florence (Casper) Steckler; and her brothers, Bill, Matt (Eleanore) and Frank Schaff.

Memorials may be directed to Sanford Health off Collins.

Go to to sign the online guest book and view flower photos.

Source: Bismarck Tribune, 11-07-2012

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