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Duane Schall

Duane Andrew Schall was born on February 26th, 1954 in Rugby, ND to Nick and Ann (Axtman) Schall.  He and his 2 siblings grew up on the family dairy farm 20 miles south west of Rugby.  After graduating from Rugby High School, Duane took over the 3rd generation family farm.  Duane married his high school sweetheart, Carlotta Schell, on January 20th, 1978. 

Duane and Carlotta raised 4 children on the farm of small grains, corn, and cattle.   He put up hay in the summer and loved chopping corn in the fall and then there was the calving, the fencing, the planting, and the harvest.  The list goes on as most farmers know.  He spent most of his life milking cows.  He was no stranger to hard work.  There was always something to be done. 

Duane was a lifelong member of St Anselms Fulda Catholic Church (rural Rugby) near his farm.  He had many lasting friendships, along with his deer hunting crew and that crew all grew older with him.  J  The past few years, Duane had helped a friend and neighbor do spring planting and fall harvest.  Duane loved visiting with friends at The Balta Bar and Grill and hanging out with his sister Diane (his partner in crime.) 

On March 14, 2018 Duane’s family lost the nicest and most gentle hearted soul that a family could ask for.  Left behind to miss him are:  Wife, Carlotta, his children: Dustin and (Bobbi Jo Blomster) of Minot, Travis and (Tara Solberg) of Minot, Mandy and (Mike) McNeff of Rugby, and Beth and (Phil) Berg of Minot and his 12 grandchildren who so loved their Papa.  

Jayda & Jerzie Schall; Carter & Campbell Schall; Mya, Eli, Ann, and Ben McNeff; Ila, Cole, Willa, and Sylvie Berg; his father, Nick Schall Jr. of Rugby, sister, Diane Dodd of Rugby, brother David and (Paula) Schall of Bismarck and nieces, Cindy and (Craig) Williams of Grand Forks, and Becky (and Jamie) Ferensic of Tucson, AZ.  

He is proceeded in death by his granddaughter Braelyn Schall, his mother Ann, his uncle Andrew Axtman and Aunt Betty Angstadt. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 20 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Balta with spring burial in the St. Anselms Cemetery, Fulda.  Father Brian Bachmeier, Celebrant

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday with a rosary and vigil prayer service beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home in Rugby. 


Posted Condolences:

May the prayers of family and friends sustain you in this very difficult time. Such a shock to all who loved him. God Bless.
Duane and Jeni Heilman

Carlotta and family. Words can't express the sadness I feel . so many great memories of us  neighbor  kids growing up.  Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love and hugs  Kathy Kramer

Dearest Carlotta, Nick and all of the family;  I send you my deepest sympathy; was a shock indeed. During this extremely difficult time, do the best you can to help celebrate his wonderful life and time on earth here with you all.  The memories you made will bring you comfort and peace over time. May he Rest in eternal peace. Trust in Jesus - He will see you through this.  Duane will be missed. 
In friendship and with Love; Addie (Volk) Berg.

Duane was a great guy..always enjoyed talking/hunting with him when I lived in ND. Condolences to his family and loved ones.
Art Hoffart

Travis (Bav), Tara and entire Schall family, was so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing.  What a terrible loss for all of you. Prayers and thoughts are with you all. 
Lee and Dennis Helmers

Our condolences to the family at this difficult time. 
Donna Klemetsrud

Thinking of you Charlotte, hang in there, faith will help you through, see you this summer. 
Duane and Betty Olson

Carlotta,. So sorry to hear of your loss.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sue (Green) & Dan McLean

Carlotta, Diane, Nick and family,
We cannot tell you how saddened we were at the news of Duane’s untimely passing. Visiting Rugby and getting the personal tour from Duane was a highlight of the trip.
Our time together in San Francisco and Napa was something we’ll never forget. Duane will never be forgotten. Our prayers go out to all of you.
Mike and Debbie DiGiordano

Carlotta and Family,
I'll miss Duane... Great fried to meet and talk to on my journeys home... back to North Dakota.  Few know the appreciation of the State and area Duane and I call home.  My prayers are with you all.
All the best,
James J. Miller - Formally of Balta

I am so very sorry for all of you. I send you my deepest sympathy.  I treasure my memories of our times growing up on the farm, the bus rides and "all of us" getting together for church functions and shenanigans.  In my mind he was always an angel walking amongst us. I will pray for your healing and for your family.
Paula (Voeller) Koble Gores

We are sending our deepest condolences for the lose of Duane. I know I haven't seen or talked to him in many years, but I have a many fond memories of hanging around him on the farm growing up. I know there is nothing I can say that will help during this hard time in your lives but, know this that he brought a lot of fun times to my life being his neighbor on the farm. God bless you all.
Glen Jundt

Our Sympathies to Duane's family.
Vern and Dorothy Kongslie

Carlotta and family,
I was shocked when I heard of Duane's passing.  My heartfelt thoughts and prayers to all of you during this difficult time.  Hold on to all of wonderful memories of Duane and your faith in God.  Duane was a gentle hearted great man and wonderful farming neighbor. 
Marian (Voeller) Fluharty



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