Black, John Fredrick (Schuldt) (1926-2010)

John Fredrick Black, the son of the late Fredrick and Barbara (Dans) Schuldt, was born on July 25, 1926, at Crookston, MN. In 1931, John, age 4, and his sister, Frances, age 5, came to live with Edward and Minnie Black. Frances passed away three years later. John attended the former Dist. 64 School in Cedar Twp. Near his home. He served with the U.S. Army from Sept. of 1944 until discharge in Nov. of 1946, serving in the infantry in the Pacific Theatre and the Philippines. On June 13, 1950, he was united in marriage to Christine Mary Bukowski at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Middle River. John worked for numerous pipeline and road construction companies and also farmed in Cedar Twp. He was a member of the 49er’s Local and of the Middle River American Legion Post #444. He also was a long time member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, driving around and feeding wildlife. Christine passed away March 1, 2005, and since July of 2005, he has resided at the Karlstad Healthcare Center in Karlstad where he passed away on Sat., June 12, 2010, at the age of 83 years, 10 months and 17 days.

He is survived by two sons: Randy (Toni), of Tenstrike, MN. And Allen, of Middle River; six daughters: JoAnn Black, of Argyle, MN.; Patty Hoover, Thief River Falls, MN.; Cathy (Mike) Schenkey, of Middle River; Barb Ness, of Thief River Falls; Cyndy Levenhagen, of Grygla, MN.; and Diane Walton, of Tenstrike; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one sister: Alma (Don) Hare, of Grand Rapids, MN.; in addition to many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

John was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, five brothers, four sisters, 2 grandchildren: Dusty and Denise, and son-in-law: Troy.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00AM, Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Middle River, MN. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be held at Riverside Cemetery of rural Middle River following services will military honors accorded by the Middle River American Legion Post #444 and the Minnesota National Guard Honor Guard.

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky