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Katherine Combs

January 22, 1921 — January 9, 2023


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Katherine S. Combs, 101, Bismarck, passed away January 9, 2023.

Mass of Christian burial will be held 10:00 A.M., Saturday, January 14, at Corpus Christi church, 1919 N 2nd St, Bismarck.

Visitation will be held 5-7:00 P.M., Friday, January 13, at Eastgate Funeral Service, 2302 East Divide Ave, Bismarck. A rosary/vigil service will begin at 6:30 P.M.

Burial will be held in the spring.

Katherine Schulz Combs was born on January 22, 1921, in Solen, ND, to Christ and Antonia (Vocht) Schaff. She attended grade school in Morton County and graduated from Cathedral High School in St. Cloud, MN. She received her bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. Katherine was a member of the Franciscan Order, Little Falls, MN, for 29 years.

She worked for the North Dakota State Medical Services for many years as a consultant to nursing homes. Katherine married Nick A. Schulz of Mott, ND, on Sept. 23, 1972, at St. Anne’s Church, Bismarck. After Nick died in 1994, she married Leonard M. Combs in 1997.

Katherine is survived by sister-in-law, Elenora Schaff and many nieces; nephews; great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Katherine was preceded in death by her second husband, Leonard; parents; sisters, Helen Gerhardt, Margaret Schaff, Peggy Zent, and Ida Kuntz; and five brothers, Frank, Steve, Pete, Philip, and Christ.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Touchmark and the Baptist Health Care Center for their loving care.

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Service Schedule

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Friday, January 13, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Eastgate Funeral & Cremation Service

2302 East Divide Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58501

A rosary/vigil service will begin at 6:30 PM.

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Saturday, January 14, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Church of Corpus Christi

1919 N 2nd St, Bismarck, ND 58501

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