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Published January 08, 2013, 12:00 AM

Emma Schrader

Emma J. Schrader, age 82, of Carrington, ND, died Saturday, January 5, 2013, at Carrington Health Center, Carrington, ND.

Emma Jane Konok was born on August 15, 1930, in Carrington, ND to John and Bessie (Jones) Konok. The family moved to Pingree, ND and later back to Carrington where Emma finished school and graduated in 1948. After graduation, she moved to Minneapolis to care for her nephew. Emma then moved to California to care for her young cousin before returning to Carrington. She provided child-care for many families in the community and worked as a housekeeper. Emma also assisted Lonnie with custodial work at the Chieftain in Carrington.

Emma Schrader

Emma J. Schrader, age 82, of Carrington, ND, died Saturday, January 5, 2013, at Carrington Health Center, Carrington, ND.

Emma Jane Konok was born on August 15, 1930, in Carrington, ND to John and Bessie (Jones) Konok. The family moved to Pingree, ND and later back to Carrington where Emma finished school and graduated in 1948. After graduation, she moved to Minneapolis to care for her nephew. Emma then moved to California to care for her young cousin before returning to Carrington. She provided child-care for many families in the community and worked as a housekeeper. Emma also assisted Lonnie with custodial work at the Chieftain in Carrington.

On August 18, 1984, Emma was united in marriage to her long-time partner and companion Alonzo Schrader. They shared their lives in Carrington until his death in 2009.

She was a member of the VFW and American Legion Auxiliary and Carrington Health Center Auxiliary. Emma enjoyed fishing, going to auction sales with her husband, going to garage sales and collecting. She was a kind, quiet and gentle soul who loved nature, and she especially loved her cats. Emma had an infectious laugh and a simple smile. She was a devoted sister, a special aunt, and a generous step-mother, grand and great grandmother. Emma had a deep religious faith, and a rich life because of it. She will be greatly missed.

Emma is survived by her sister, Donna Dunn, Carrington; two nieces Rosemary Frey, Pierce, NE and Jamie Dunn, Carrington, ND; step children, Pam( Don) Steinbach, Paris, TN, Paula Schrader, Minneapolis, MN, Tim( Maggie) Schrader, Bismarck, ND, Kim (Brenda) Schrader, West Fargo, ND, Lennie (Beryl) Schrader, Fargo, ND, Angie (Roger) Schlenk, Fairmont, MD; 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; 2 sisters and 2 brothers.

Visitation: Wednesday, 1:00-7:00PM with a Prayer Service at 7:00PM at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, ND.

Funeral Service: Thursday, January 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM in Calvary Baptist Church, Carrington, ND.

Interment: Carrington Cemetery, Carrington, ND.

On-line condolences may be sent at www.EvansFuneralHomeND.com

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