Regina (Bossert) Schell (1916 – 2012)

Birth: Aug. 31, 1916
Mercer, McLean County, North Dakota, USA
Death: Jul. 21, 2012
Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota, USA
Regina Schell, 95, Bismarck, formerly of Mercer, died July 21, 2012, at Primrose Retirement Community, Bismarck. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Mercer, with the Rev. RandyEmgarten officiating. Interment will be at Mercer Hillside Cemetery.Regina was born Thursday, Aug. 31, 1916, on a farm six miles southwest of Mercer, the fourth of five children born to Rudolph andMagdelina (Hofer)Bossert. When Regina was born, a loaf of bread cost 7 cents and a gallon of gas cost 14 cents. She attended rural school through the eighth grade and helped out on the farm, assisting in cooking and cleaning, and other general farm work. She milked cows from the time she was old enough to sit on a stool (this was not one of her favorite jobs to do).Regina married Albert Schell on June 30, 1936, in Washburn. During her first year of marriage, she helped Justina Just cook for the local threshers. Regina and Alberthomesteaded four miles south of Mercer and raised six children, Ella Marie, Sally Ann, Bonnie Lou, Ruby Jean, Calvin Lloyd and Robert Dean. While on the farm, she and Albert bought chickens each spring and butchered chickens as soon as they were big enough to eat. Regina was a homemaker who loved canning, quilting and baking.In January 1991, Regina and Albert bought the Our Savior’s Lutheran Church parsonage in Mercer. Albert passed away on Sept. 27, 1999. In March 2006, Regina moved to the Primrose Retirement Community in Bismarck, where she enjoyed social events, playing bingo, watching movies, doing crafts and most importantly playingpinochle. Reginais remembered for always being “on the go” and being hard to keep track of.She is survived by four daughters, Ella Marie (Harold) Helm, Bismarck, Sally Ann Hanson, Bismarck, Bonnie Lou (Bruce)Hedstrom, Wilton, and Ruby Jean (Don)Weible, Wilton; two sons, Cal (Barb) Schell, Bismarck, and Robert Schell, Bismarck; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, MarieBossert, Bismarck.Regina was preceded in death by her husband, Albert; one sister, Frieda; two brothers, John and stillborn brother; two sons-in-law, Karl and Arnie; and two great-grandchildren, Alysha Vetter and Eric Stockert.