Anna M. (Laturnus) Hoffart-Schiele, 93, of Devils Lake, ND, formerly of the Rohrville, ND area, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, at CHI, St. Alexius Health, Devils Lake Hospital.
Anna M. (Laturnus) Hoffart-Schiele, 93, of Devils Lake, ND, formerly of the Rohrville, ND area, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, at CHI, St. Alexius Health, Devils Lake Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial for Anna will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Devils Lake with the Very Reverend C.F. Wilhelm celebrating the Mass. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake on Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. with a Rosary and Scripture Service at 7 p.m. led by Reverend Mr. Ken Severinson, Deacon. Visitation on Wednesday will be at the church one hour prior to the funeral Mass. Anna Marie Laturnus as born on Jan. 13, 1926, in Scott, Saskatchewan, Canada, one of 13 children of Sylvester and Gunda (Steffan) Laturnus. In 1945, the family moved to Starkweather, ND. Anna was united in marriage to Adam J. Hoffart on Nov. 10, 1947, at Assumption of Mary Catholic Church in Starkweather. They made their home on the Hoffart farmstead near Rohrville, ND, where she was a devoted farm wife, loving mother to Mary Ann, Eugene, Timothy, Clarice and Linda and also helped care for Adam’s father who was very ill. They farmed the land until 1975 when they moved to Devils Lake and Anna cared for beloved Adam until he died on March 17, 1997. On March 4, 2000, Anna married Philip J. Schiele at St. Joseph Catholic Church and they made their home in Devils Lake. Philip died on Oct. 31, 2014. Anna enjoyed life on the farm. She loved gardening, planting flowers and trees. She was a talented seamstress and crocheted many doilies and 33 afghans for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to bake, cook and entertain family, friends and neighbors. You were always welcome to the farm or to her home in Devils Lake. She and Adam enjoyed many hours of fishing and playing cards with neighbors and family. Anna was always ready to care for anyone in need. Anna was active in St. Benedict’s Catholic Church and Christian Mother’s and later St. Joseph Catholic Church and St. Jude’s Circle. She enjoyed membership in the VFW Auxiliary and volunteered to help at many church and community activities. Anna’s priorities were her faith, family and friends. She loved her grandchildren and would do almost anything for them, then later on her great-grandchildren were very precious to her. She was thrilled to be a great-great-grandmother. Anna’s gifts to us were many, but her most precious gift was to teach us to take care of people, feed them, help them in any way you can. In April of 2015, Anna moved to the Odd Fellows Home and was a resident there at the time of her death. Anna’s loving family are; her children, Mary Ann (Richard) Ginther, Devils Lake, Eugene (Karen) Hoffart, Devils Lake and Timothy Hoffart, Portland, ND; eight grandchildren, Brian Ginther, Mandan, ND, Dale Ginther, Devils Lake, Mike (Hollee) Ginther, Bismarck, ND, Shannon Fitzpatrick, Grand Forks, ND, Chad Hoffart, Fargo, ND, Ashley (Matthew) Franzen, Devils Lake, Travis Hoffart (Julie Amanullah) also Portland and Josh Hoffart, Cali., and Stacey Ginther-Kalvoda, Bismarck, Lisa Ginther, Devils Lake and David Fitzpatrick, Grand Forks; great-grandchildren, James Ginther-Anna, Noah and William Ginther-Clara and Blaine Ginther, Marlee and Elise Clement-Destiny, Hailey and Trevor Fitzpatrick-Teagan Hoffart-April Hoffart; great-great-grandson, Jax Lorenzen; brothers, Peter (Donna Lou) Laturnus, Munich, ND, Edward (Bonnie) Laturnus, Argusville, ND, Martin (Helen) Laturnus, Minneapolis, MN and Wendell Laturnus, Stillwater, MN; sister, Betty Schiele, Fargo, ND; sisters-in-law, Donna Mae Laturnus, Cando, ND, and Josephine (James) Shipman, CA; many nieces, nephews and their families. She was preceded in death by; her parents; husbands, Adam Hoffart and Philip J. Schiele; daughters, Clarice and Linda Laturnus; brothers, Paul (Emma), Fred (Marie), George, John, Joseph and Frank (Alice) Laturnus; sister, Regina (Lawrence) Schall; daughter-in-law, Charlotte Hoffart; granddaughter-in-law, Tanya Ginther.