SCHAAN'S STORE


 
 

 

 

History of Schaan's Store -- Mac Nutt, Sk.
Schaan's Store was purchased in November of 1945 from C. M. Wolfe by George and Edna Schaan. Charlie Wolfe was the brother in law of George Schaan.
The business operated under the name of G.A.Schaan. Groceries--Dry Goods--Boots and Shoes. Quality Goods at Lowest Prices.
In early 1950's it became known as Schaan's Store and in 1957 the store became known as Schaan's Lucky Dollar Store.
My Mother and Father operated a successful business in Mac Nutt for many years with great customer support from both the village and country folks. Unfortunately my Mother was not able to spend a great deal of time working in the business due to her ongoing illness, but she was always there for my Father when she was able and needed.
My Mother and Father were always very active within the community, serving on fund raising committees, village council and enjoyed a strong commitment to Christ Lutheran Church in Mac Nutt.
On my return from college in June of 1958, I assisted my parents in the business, ordering inventory, stocking shelves, filling customer orders, everything that was required to maintain a quality business for our many customers.
On the passing of my Mother in the spring of 1963, my Father decided he would semi retire and moved on the Yorkton, SK. The business was then taken over by myself and my wife Marylou.
We continued to operate the business until the fall of 1965 at which time the building and the inventory was sold to Mr. Wilbert Morrison. The building was completely renovated and upgraded by Mr. Morrison and enjoyed a successful business venture for a number of years.
Submitted by Gerald C Schaan (son of George and Edna Schaan)
January 13, 2011 

 

GERALD CARL SCHAAN1939 - 2013It is with sadness that the family announces that the death of Gerald Schaan occurred peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, February 19th at the age of 73 at his residence in Saskatoon. Gerald is survived by his wife Mary Lou; his children Rosann (Kirk) Holmes, Shelly (Garnet) Schaan, Kevin (Lori) Schaan, Collin (Karee) Schaan; grandchildren Jamie (Trevor) Schaan, Kayla (George) Schaan, Spencer Schaan, Connor and Colton Holmes and Taylor Pozniak. He was predeceased by his parents Edna (Schendel) and George Schaan. Gerald was the only child of George and Edna. He was born on the Schaan homestead farm in the Landestrue District southwest of MacNutt, SK. Early in Gerald's life his parents moved to MacNutt where they were general store merchants for many years. Gerald completed his education at Concordia College in Edmonton, AB. He and Mary Lou were married in 1963 and they were blessed with four children. Gerald began his career in medical supply distribution in 1966 in Winnipeg, MB. He was later transferred to Saskatoon to open and manage a local distribution centre. In 1980, Gerald and Mary Lou purchased the Saskatoon division of this national company and Schaan Healthcare Products Inc. was formed. Today the business is family owned with all second generation family members involved in the daily operations of the company. Gerald was an active member of the Faith Lutheran Church and past board member of the Sherbrooke Community Centre. Dad gave generously to numerous foundations and charities over the years including the Children's Hospital Foundation, Sherbrooke Community Centre, and numerous other organizations whose mission was caring for people. Dad enjoyed spending time at the cottage at Blackstrap with his family especially his grand-kids. He loved to garden and build bird houses. His favorite pastime was visiting and he was a genuine conversationalist with anyone with an ear to bend. Dad's family was the most important thing to him. He enjoyed every opportunity to spend time together catching up on everyone's busy lives. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Children's Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan or a charity of one's choice. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the care staff at Bayshore Home Health and to Dr. Calvin Wells for the care and friendship in the later part of Dad's life. Dad is now at peace with his Lord and Savior.Psalm 4:8 In peace I will both lie down andsleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.Visitation for family and friends will take place at the Saskatoon Funeral Home on Friday evening February 22nd between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Funeral Services will take place on Saturday, February 23rd 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church (2801 Preston Ave.). Condolences may be sent to mail@saskatoonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Saskatoon Funeral Home. 244-5577