Marie Hatke

Marie Hatke PhotoMarie “Granny” Hatke

On July 13, 2017 granny passed away peacefully with the love of her life, Ken by her side.

Granny was born on December 23rd 1925 to Harry and Sofia (Weidemann) Schaack, in Watertown North Dakota, She was the 5th of 9 children.

Granny had to drop out of school during the 8th grade to go to work to help out her family. She worked various jobs, she cooked at Bailey’s in Bovill, worked in the little coffee shop at Rosauers in Moscow, set chokers in the woods and worked at Idaho Cedar Sales in Troy. Granny found her niche as a pig farmer. After many years of raising pigs, she earned herself the nickname “The Pig Lady”.

Granny’s work ethic continued until the very end. 2 days prior to her passing she was in the hay field turning bales and preparing for the upcoming hunting season.

Granny married William Taylor in 1942and the couple had 3 children, Ray, Jean and Jerry. The couple later divorced. In 1948 she married Delbert Wisdom, and her daughters Karen and Edna were born. Delbert passed away in 1970. On April 15, 1972, Ken Hatke said “get in the car, we are going to Coeur D Alene to get married”. She married Ken, the man she called her everything that day. With that marriage Ken’s daughters Ada and Lori joined the family.

Granny enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding her 4 wheeler, playing cards, and the bright lights and sounds of the casino. Granny passed down her love of all things to 5 generations. Granny was a member of the Avon Busy Bee’s, and wrote many articles about the happenings in the Avon area for the local paper “Talk Of The Town”.

Granny is survived by her husband Ken at the home they made in Deary, her children Jerry Taylor (Karen) of Deary, Jean Taylor of Winchester, Karen Thornberry (Don) of Lewiston, Ada Loper (Brian) of Rathdrum, and Lori Johnson of Moscow. 17 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 26 great, great grandchildren and 1 great, great, great, granddaughter.

Granny was preceded in death by her son Ray Taylor, Daughter, Edna Cash, grandson David, Both parents and all her siblings, Bernice, Caroline, Bertha, John, Harry, Carl, Anna, and Margaret.

A service to remember Granny will be held at 10:00 on Friday, July 21st at Shorts Funeral Chapel, 1225 E 6th Street, Moscow Idaho.

A dinner at the Deary Community Center will follow.

Donations in memory of Granny can be made to Deary Fire or Deary Ambulance.

Flowers can be dropped off or sent to Short’s at the above address on Thursday July 20th.

Thank you to the Deary Ambulance, The Gritman Staff, and a very special thank you to our 2nd floor team Anna, Amy, Annie, and Lucy, for going the extra mile to make sure granny was comfortable and the family was taken care of in those final hours.

Granny’s hands and heart touched so many lives and she will forever be remembered and missed.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Short’s Funeral Chapel, Moscow, and online condolences may be sent to

2 Responses to Marie Hatke

  1. Dick and Katie Remacle says:

    We want to extend our deepest sympathy to Ken and the family in the lost of Marie.We met her not to long ago and visited her and Ken. So sorry for your loss.Dick and Katie Remacle of Cottonwood

  2. Judie Halseth says:

    Such a sweet lady. She always had the answers to all my questions, i.e., raising kids, cooking, canning, gardening and anything else. She was indeed a pro w/everything and especially – life in general. She will be greatly missed. love and prayers to all of the family.

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