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Emma J. 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, MN; 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

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


FUNERAL SERVICE: Calvary Baptist Church, Carrington, ND

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM

INTERMENT: Carrington Cemetery, Carrington, ND

Posted Condolences:


Name: Merrily Krueger

Date: 1/9/13

Message: I always knew Emma but got to know her giving her rides home while was visiting Jamie. I will always treasure our chats that we had. As the week went on our chats grew longer. Emma told me that she looked up to me. I laughed as we were both short people, in actuality, it was I who looked up to her. You are with God, Emma, you may rest in peace now. love, Merrily


Name: Corean

Date: 9Jan13

Message: My condolences to Emma's family.


Name: Claire & Jill Vigesaa

Date: 1-08-13

Message: What a gentle, loving and kind person Emma was!! We will miss her bright eyes, the way she would light up when we met, and of course her endearing laugh! We will always be thankful for how she helped us by babysitting our Danika. Her love for Danika was so evident and touched our hearts greatly. And, we always looked forward to our Sunday fellowship together during the years that we lived in Carrington. We pray that there will be much to comfort all of you.