Barbara (Lacher) Tschosik, loving wife and mother passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center, Bismarck. Mass of Christian of Burial will be on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., at the Church of Corpus Christi. Visitation will be on Friday, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Bismarck Funeral Home with a Rosary/Vigil service at 7:00 p.m.
Barbara Lacher married Adam Tschosik on October 7, 1947. They farmed seven miles west of Venturia, ND. They had six children: Arlowine Klein, Kathleen (Michael) McNamara, Sharon (Dean) Schmidkunz, Terry (Faye) Tschosik, Glenn Tschosik, and Dennis Tschosik (Sharon Poeppel); eight grandchildren: Donovan Volk, Steve Klein, Michael Klein, Dean A. Schmidkunz, Tara Even, Adam D. Tschosik, Heather Heid, and Tess Kolb; and one step-grandchild: Bonnie Bauder. Barbara was blessed with eighteen great-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren, and one step-great-great grandchild.
After graduating high school, Barbara attended Northern State College in Aberdeen, SD and obtained a teaching certificate. She taught school for several years in McIntosh County, ND.
Barbara enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Baked goodies were always to be found, and her meals usually included homemade soup. Fun time with friends usually included a game of cards.
Barbara created many memories by taking snapshots of friends and family over the years and arranging all the pictures in albums. Barbara authored a book entitled “The History of The Scherr Kinship” ~ 1773 to 1980. She also contributed greatly to Karl A. Lacher’s book, “History of Lacher Kinship ~ 1700 to 1989.”
After Barbara and Adam retired in 1989, they traveled to the East Coast and toured many historical places. They also visited family in Illinois. In 2011, Barbara traveled to Florida and visited Disney World, Sea World and took a cruise to The Bahamas with family members.
Barbara was active in North Dakota politics as a delegate to the ND Democrat Convention. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Catholic Daughters. In all her activities, Barbara’s tremendous love and devotion to her Catholic faith was manifested with a quiet grace and acceptance of the diverse waves life can bring.
Barbara is survived by children Kathleen, Sharon, Terry, and Dennis.
She was preceded in death by husband Adam, daughter Arlowine, and son Glenn.