Monday, April 15, 2013

The only obituary on this blog so far.

This dear lady was special to our family and her family is still very special to us. Not only was she the sister of my dad, Neil Stramer, but she was also, later in life, the wife of my Uncle Francis Landsberger, who was my dad's farming partner and after my dad's untimely death in 1964 helped to raise his 9 children and actually sold his farm in Menoken ND and moved into the basement of our home in Hazelton ND to help his sister (my mother Theresa) finish that big job. Aunt Eleanor along with my uncle Francie, as we called him, always set a very good example of dedicated Catholics who took their responsibilities seriously. They were constant attendants at the Traditional  Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and I remember as a teenager when uncle Francie would wake me up early in the morning by shaking my big toe, to go serve Mass in Hazelton. He attended that Mass almost daily, and later when him and Eleanor moved to Montana they were a big help to us while we lived in Bigfork and were starting our own family. God bless you both Eleanor and Francie. They were a great share of the reason that Gladys and I have managed to keep the true Faith.
May their souls, and  the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen
Paul Stramer

By now, most of you know that Mom passed peacefully to her eternal reward at about 1:40 Mountain time as Bernie’s family was praying the Rosary with her. It became evident that she was passing so the children all lined up to kiss her goodbye. When they were done, she died.

The Meeting of the body will take place at Immaculate Conception Church in Post Falls, Idaho at 5:00 PM, Friday, April19th. Rosary will follow at 5:30. Requiem High Mass will be offered for the repose of her soul Saturday morning at 10:00 AM, April 20th. Details for the burial are still pending. For anyone who wishes to come we are only 18 miles from the Spokane airport and if you need help making lodging or shuttle arrangements you can call me at 208-773-6166. We expect to bury her in Hazelton the following Monday or Tuesday. When we find out for sure, we will post it here.

Following is her obituary:

Eleanor Stramer Shea Landsberger died peacefully at her home on April 12, 2013. She was born on November 2, 1921, the Feast of All Souls. She was the first born of Matt and Clara Stramer. She had two younger brothers, William and Neal, and four younger sisters: Miriam, Bertha, Lucille and Lola. They were raised 5 miles south of Hazelton, North Dakota. She graduated from Hazelton High School in 1939. In a search of her vocation she entered the order of the Sisters of the Presentation in Fargo. Providence had other plans. She then pursued a teaching degree from Valley City State College. She taught in a country school 2 miles north and 5 miles west of Hazelton. She met and married James Shea. They made their home two miles north of Hazelton where they farmed and raised eight children: Joseph, Peter, Teresa, Denis, Nicholas, Mary, Ann and Bernard. James died in March of 1963, fifty years ago. She continued to farm with the help of her brother-in-law, Melvin Shea. In 1975 she married Francis Landsberger. They moved to Polson, Montana with the three youngest of her children. She continued to farm on a smaller scale, raising cherries, Brown Swiss cows and Tri-Color Collies. She received a nurses aid certificate and worked as a caregiver to local neighbors. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She especially enjoyed playing harmonica and old time fiddle with her grandchildren. She was always busy with her gardening, quilting, sewing, and her prayer life. She always loved and defended her Traditional Catholic Faith and she enjoyed fostering this love in her grandchildren by reading the catechism and lives of the saints to them. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Parish, Kalispell, Montana. She had many traditional devotions for which she cared passionately. Chief among these were the Traditional Mass and Sacraments, the Rosary, the message of Fatima and devotion to the poor souls in Purgatory; all in addition to a lifelong empathy and commitment to the poor and suffering in this world. Her example and perseverance in the faith will not be forgotten by those who knew and loved her. Eleanor is survived by her eight children, 39 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother Neal; her husband, James Shea; her parents, Matt and Clara Stramer; her husband, Francis Landsberger; her grandchild, Matthew Shea; and her sister, Miriam Stramer Hawken. A Requiem High Mass will be offered for the repose of her soul at Immaculate Conception Church in Post Falls, Idaho. Interment will be at St Paul’s Catholic Cemetery in Hazelton, North Dakota.

May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of Almighty God rest in peace. Amen.

What will happen to the stock market and the dollar?

Here is a great article that shows why my customers are still happy with their silver purchases. Even those who bought silver at over $40 per ounce ARE NOT SELLING NOW because they know what is coming, and they never did get into silver to make money on short term swings in the silver price.
They are waiting for the inevitable collapse of the federal reserve note which will send silver prices beyond what gold is doing now.
I know, you think I am completely nuts after that statement. Well I am not the only person saying it.
If the law of supply and demand has any validity any more, when the ability of the price manipulators to drive the prices of these metals up or down fails, those laws of supply and demand will take over.
Right now there is far more gold available than silver, and the demand for silver for industrial uses far surpasses gold.
Here is the article that might help you make sense of what is happening right now in the markets and with the dollar.
If you want some silver:   ignore the prices on the website and just call me for a great price.
Paul Stramer KC7MEZ
SLC Distributing
PO Box 116
Eureka MT 59917
800 889 2839