MICHAEL DAVID SCHALL, of Spring Texas, entered into rest on Monday April 29, 2013 at the age of 65. Mike was born on November 20, 1947 to Fritz and Ramona (Shults) Schall in Woodward, Oklahoma. Mike moved frequently as a child due to his father's work with Mobil Oil, living in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. Mike graduated as salutatorian from Robert E. Lee High School in Midland Texas in 1966. He received a BS in Petroleum Engineering with honors from Texas Tech University in 1970. Mike served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve before joining Atlantic Richfield Company in 1970. Mike's career with ARCO involved engineering and managerial assignments in Louisiana, Texas and Alaska. Mike retired from ARCO and joined Occidental Petroleum Company in 1994. Mike's work with Oxy took him to assignments in Qatar and Russia. While in Russia, Mike married Galina Terskova on April 30, 1998. Mike joined Halliburton Energy in 1998 and worked in Indonesia. Mike suffered a tragic accident in 2000 that left him as a quadriplegic. Mike returned to Texas, met the challenges of his disability, and led an active life. Mike especially enjoyed spending time with his family, cheering for the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Tech Red Raiders, and being involved with the Russian community in Houston.
Mike is survived by his mother, Ramona Schall; his wife, Galina; their son, Valery Dreer and his wife Tatiana; his grandchildren, Milana and Mark Dreer; his sister Karla Colle and her husband Tom and daughter Beth; and his aunt Elsie Schall Morris.
A Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home. The Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Thursday May 2, 2013 in the Chapel of Earthman Resthaven. Interment will follow at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mike's memory to the St Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church, 24 Tidwell Rd., Houston, Texas 77022-1906, or the charity of your choice.