** A committal service for Lou Ann will be held at 11:00 a.m., CT, Monday, August 28, 2023 at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan.
A Memorial Service for Lou Ann Schatz, 90, of Dickinson, will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 12, 2022 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Dickinson with Pastor Scott Skones officiating.
Lou Ann, formerly of New England, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2022 at Country House in Dickinson.
Lou Ann was born on March 16th, 1932 in Fargo, ND to Harold Madsen and Hazel Pool Madsen. She was the youngest of four, with three older brothers to help develop her athletic skills and competitiveness. She also enjoyed music, playing the clarinet and singing in various musical groups in her younger years.
After moving from Steele, ND, to New England, ND, Lou Ann graduated from New England Public High School in 1950. She married Wilfred Schatz in December of 1950, and after a short stint in Denver, they moved permanently to New England, where they farmed and ranched until Wilfred’s passing in 2001.
Lou Ann was a 65+ year member of Eastern Star, and she loved her family, flowers (especially carnations), and her pets.
Lou Ann is survived by one brother, David Madsen (Lois), Seattle, WA; her son, Mike Schatz (Patti) New England, and daughter, Suzie Schatz Hills (Dan), Sheridan, WY. Also surviving are 5 grandchildren: Sarah Schatz McGale (Thomas), Nathan Schatz, Amber Schatz Danks (Matt), Joshua Schatz (Kirsten), and Adam Benson (Jill), and four great grandchildren, Gavin, Daisy, Everett, and Owen.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Hazel; her husband Wilfred “Butch” Schatz; and brothers Jack and Edwin.
Inurnment at the Veterans Cemetery in Mandan will take place in the spring.
If desired, memorial donations may benefit Oreo’s Animal Rescue, 93 21st St. East, Dickinson, ND 58601