Erwin Schatz 80, passed away at home on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Erwin was born Aug. 21, 1934 to William and Beda Rosander Schatz.
He grew up on the family farm west of American Falls, taking over the farm with his brother Bill when their dad passed away in 1947. He graduated from American Falls High School in 1954. He then attended Idaho State College for one year learning the machinist trade. He enlisted in the Army Corps of Engineers, serving in Alaska until 1957. In 1958 they drilled the first well on the farm.
He married Audelia Gonzalez on April Fool’s Day in 1985. In that marriage he received the gift of children Reyna and Juan Vasquez. He is survived by his wife Audelia; children Reyna and Juan; his beloved granddaughter, Dahlia Hart; grandchildren Michelle Herbst, Daniel Vasquez; two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Bill, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceeded in death by both parents, sister Melba Ferguson Adolf and Betty Schatz.
Memorial services were held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 656 Tyhee Avenue, Monday, Nov. 24, at 11 a.m. Visitation started at 10 a.m. with a meal immediately following the service at the church. Memories and condolences may be shared at davisrosemortuary.com.
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