Kathleen (Fried) Schantz, 73, of Bismarck, walked home with the Lord on February 24, 2023, surrounded by her family’s love and support.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at St. Philomena Catholic Church with Rev. John Paul Gardner as celebrant.
Visitation will be held Monday, February 27, 2023, from 5:00-7:00 PM at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan, with a Rosary/Parish Vigil at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.
Kathy was born in 1949 at the Lemmon, SD hospital to Albert & Helen Fried. She spent the first four years in a sod house along with her parents, two brothers, an aunt and uncle and their two children. Kathy then moved to Selfridge to their new homestead. She worked very hard on the farm as she was the oldest of nine children. Kathy attended the local country school through seventh grade then transferred to Selfridge Public School to finish her high school years, graduating in 1967. She then went on to further her education at Dickinson State University with an Associate’s Degree in Social Studies.
In 1969, Kathy was united in marriage to Kenneth Schantz. They had two children, Tina and Kent. While residing in Bismarck/Mandan, Kathy worked at Northwestern Bell for 19 years. She then went back to school to further her education by earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Addiction Counseling from the University of Mary College.
Kathy had an artistic flair for cake decorating, creating ceramics, and Artex paintings.
Kathy enjoyed time with her family, her precious little Chiweenie dog, Peaches and her cat, Bailey. Kathy joins her father, Albert; mother, Helen; and brothers, Bryan and Curtis in their permanent heavenly home.
Kathy will live on in the hearts of her family and loved ones. Kathy’s remaining family includes her children, Kent (Marsha) and Tina; siblings, Dennis, Mike (Mikki), Bob (Mavis), Pat Hill, Bernie (Melva), Carmen (Mark) Walker along with grandchildren, Skyler, Sterling, Trenton, and Tanner; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.