Dianne Schalk1951 - 2022
Dianne Carol Schalk age 71 Hawks passed away November 27, 2022 at Medilodge in Rogers City.
She was born August 19, 1951 in Rogers City to Alfred and Pat (Claus) Brege.
Dianne is survived by her husband, Roger; five children, Carol (Doug) Krajnik of Traverse City, Jason Schalk of Rapid City, Wendy (Tiris Valinlore) Schalk of Haslett, Katie (Kavir Dass) Schalk of Dayton, Ohio and Jesse Schalk of Hawks; two grandchildren, Journey and Noah; siblings, Dorance (Donna) Brege of Marquette, Dale (Mimi) Brege of Grangeville, Idaho and Karen (Randy) Kreft of Moltke; and a sister-in-law, Sarah Brege of Rogers City.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Pat; siblings, Danny Brege, Donald Brege and Dean (Linda) Brege.
Dianne graduated from Rogers City High School in 1969. On August 7, 1971 she married Roger Schalk at St. Michael Lutheran Church. Dianne’s life was devoted to her family, community, and church. Her hand-sewn and embroidered dresses, quilts, and tote bags will be treasured as heirlooms. And her freshly baked loaves of bread are dearly missed by all who had the privilege of tasting them. She was a gentle, loving parent who encouraged her children to make messes, go on adventures, and learn through doing. In addition to helping her own children with all sorts of projects, Dianne loved to work with the kids at St. Michael’s School. She spent many hours at the school assisting with school parties, Grandperson’s Day, Action Days, and many other occasions. Her creativity shone through as she helped students sew catnip mice and hammer together birdhouses, as well as a plethora of other activities.
Friends may visit at St. Michael Lutheran Church on Saturday, December 3rd from 10 a.m. through time of her funeral at 12 p.m. with Pastor Paul Boerger officiating.
Burial will follow at St. Michael Lutheran Cemetery
Memorials may be given to St. Michael Lutheran Church or to Medilodge of Rogers City Activity Room in memory of Dianne Schalk.
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