A Funeral Mass for Caroline Klein-Schmidt, 84, of Dickinson will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Keith Streifel and Father Todd Kreitinger Con-celebrating. Burial will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Visitation for Caroline will be from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, July 2, 2018 at Stevenson Funeral Home with a rosary & vigil service taking place at 6:00 p.m.
Caroline was born on June 9, 1934 in Bowman ND, daughter of John & Regina (Hirsch) Frank. She married Anton (Tony) Klein on October 5, 1954 in a double ceremony with her sister, Rosemarie and his brother, Valentine. In the early years of their marriage they farmed north of Gladstone until moving to their home in Dickinson in 1960. Through this union they were blessed with 9 children, 6 girls followed by 3 boys. Caroline was a CNA at St. Luke’s for 20 years retiring in 1997.
Caroline was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and enjoyed her time as a member of Christian Mother’s and St. Anne’s Society. She was also a member of Dickinson’s Chapter of the Germans from Russia. Caroline enjoyed sewing, embroidering, gardening and baking lots of goodies for her children as well as their friends. She enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren as well.
After Tony died on September 23, 1997, she met and married Anton Schmidt on June 1, 2000. They were married until Anton’s death in February of 2008.
Caroline is survived by 5 daughters: Bonita Klein; Cheryl (Loran) Tschaekofske of MN; Kathleen (John) Klaman of Shepherd, MT; Mary Ann Klein and Caroline Marie Klein both of Dickinson and 3 sons: Kevin (Dina) Klein of Dickinson; Patrick (Susan) Klein of Normandy Park, WA; and Allen (Teresa) Klein of Dickinson; 15 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; 5 sisters Rosemarie Klein of Golden Valley ND, Cecelia Hanson of Bismarck ND, Isabelle Vickerman of Delano MN, MaryAnn (David) Harrington and Regina Schubert both of Richardton ND and 2 brothers Vincent (Linda) Frank of Talladega AL, and Daniel (Lila) Frank of Belfield ND and Anton Schmidt’s family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; Anton Klein & Anton Schmidt, daughter Antoinette Kanoff; 2 infant grandchildren; great grandson Nathaniel Conkle; 2 brothers David and Kasimir and 1 sister, Clementine.
Burial Date: July 3, 2018
Funeral Home Dickinson, ND
Church St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 3, 2018, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Dickinson, ND.
Rosary & Vigil Service: 6:00 p.m., Monday, July 2, 2018, Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson, ND.