Bernard C. Schacht


(March 28, 2002)

A memorial service is scheduled Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Ballard Funeral Home in Cody for pioneer Powell resident Bernard C. Schacht, 92, who died Thursday, March 28 at his daughter's home in Cody.

Dr. Pat Montgomery will officiate at services. Cremation has taken place.

Mr. Schacht was born Sept. 19, 1909, in Powell, the son of Otto and Ida Kemper Schacht.

He married Virginia Van on Dec. 26, 1936, in Cody. She preceded him in death in August of 1983 in Powell.

From 1942 to 1973, he worked in the Elk Basin oilfields. At the time of his retirement, he was a plant operator.

He was an avid reader. He loved working with his hands, gardening and working in his shop. An outdoorsman, he loved fishing, hunting, rock hunting and hiking. He also enjoyed fly tying.

Survivors include three sons, Charles A. Schacht of Bremerton, Wash., Paul G. Schacht and Raymond E. Schacht, both of Benton, La.; three daughters, Lorraine Farlow of Cody, Nancy Krell of Billings, Mont., and Kathy Larson of Powell; two sisters, Marjorie Webber of Lehigh Acres, Fla., and Wanda Hart of Lynnwood, Wash.; 17 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.

Those wishing may make memorial donations to Spirit Mountain Hospice, 707 Sheridan Avenue, Cody.