Kathryn DuchschererKathryn Duchscherer, 91, Carrington, ND, formerly of Minnewaukan, ND, died Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Golden Acres Manor in Carrington.
Kathryn Buckmeier was born September 8th, 1922 on the family farm south of Orrin, ND, the seventh child of Carl and Paulina (Schmaltz) Buckmeier. She was baptized and made her first Communion at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Orrin. Kathryn attended the View District #5 two room country school through the 8th grade. She then helped her parents with the housework, herding cattle and sheep, shocking grain, haying and milking many cows. On October 28th, 1940, Kathryn and Paul Duchscherer were married in a double wedding ceremony along with her brother, Carl and Agatha (Dosch) Buckmeier at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Orrin. The couple farmed, raised cattle and milked many cows in the Orrin, Silva and Knox areas before moving to a farm north of Minnewaukan.They moved into Minnewaukan in the fall of 1955. Kathryn worked at the Benson County ASCS Office for a time then at the Benson County Treasurers Office as Deputy Treasurer. Kathryn and Paul also operated the Tastee Freeze in Minnewaukan from 1965 to 1970. Paul passed away March 7th, 1994. Kathryn remained in Minnewaukan until moving to Carrington in the fall of 2011 and just recently became a resident of Golden Acres Manor.