Elizabeth "Alice" Candrian, 86, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and caring friend went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on Sept. 19, 2019, after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
Mass of Christian burial will be held 10 a.m. MST Monday, Sep. 23, at St. Henry’s Catholic Church, Regent.
The family will receive visitors from 4 to 6 p.m. MST Sunday at St. Henry’s Catholic Church. A rosary and wake service will follow, starting at 6 p.m. Burial will be at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan, at a later date.
Alice Schoch was born on “the 5th month the 22nd day, 1933” in Schefield to Jerome and Emma (Binstock) Schoch, the second oldest of 14 children. She grew up on the family farm helping with chores, cooking, and caring for her siblings. She had a very strong work ethic and had energy that far surpassed the “Energizer Bunny.”
Alice met the love of her life, Lawrence Candrian, at baseball games played in Schefield. They were united in marriage on June 3, 1959. They made their home on a dairy farm near Regent, raising their four children and kept busy with their farming operation, planting their vegetable gardens, and were always on the cutting edge to learn new things. Alice learned how to use an iPhone and iPad and loved connecting with family and friends.
There were no strangers with Alice. She welcomed everyone with open arms and genuinely cared for everyone’s well-being. She was a servant to all but especially to her Savior Jesus Christ whom she loved unconditionally. She enjoyed cooking and baking and was famous for her caramel pecan rolls and all varieties of strudel. She encouraged her children to dream big and follow their dreams. Alice loved spending time with her brothers and sisters, and always looked forward to her “sisters’ weekend” every year. She enjoyed crocheting, dancing polkas and waltzes and keeping her house immaculate. She also found time to clean other homes, as well as St. Henry’s Church in Regent.
Alice is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Lawrence; four children, Gerard Candrian, Tomball, Texas; Dennis (Kim) Candrian, Beulah; Denise (Doug) Wiseman, Bismarck; Michelle (Joe) Maher, Bismarck; nine grandchildren, Heather (Andres) Victoria, Ariel (Ryder) Johnson, Derek (Hanna) Wiseman, Drew Wiseman, Kayden Candrian, Connor Candrian, Nolan Maher, MaKensie Maher, Gavin Maher; five great-grandchildren, Karter and Kenzie Victoria, Burke and Cora Johnson, Holden Wiseman; 12 brothers and sisters, Ron (Dolores) Schoch, Sr. Ann Schoch, Sr. Ivo Schoch, Ivo (Joan) Schoch, Veronica Weber, Rita (Rod) Anheluk, Leona (Boniface) Knopik, Clara (Richard) Greff, Beasy (Howie) McGlothlin, Alton Schoch, Melvin (Silvia) Schoch, Callen (Janel) Schoch; brother-in-law, Bernard Candrian; brothers and sisters-in-law; Virginia (Melvin) Kessler, Marcella Kennedy, Leroy Candrian, Florence (Joe) Dawang, Martha (Rich) Wallace, Pat Candrian, Patty (Duane) Lemke; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jerome and Emma Schoch; father and mother-in-law, Peter and Genevieva (Gion) Candrian; her sister, Pauline Candrian; and brothers-in-law, Tony Weber and Frank Kennedy.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorial gifts in Alice’s name to St. Henry’s Catholic Church or a charity of your choice.