Benno Joseph Schaefer

Benno Joseph Schaefer

Birth
Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Death 10 Mar 2006 (aged 77)
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Burial Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 13628772 · View Source
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Lake City--Benno Joseph Schaefer, age 77, of Lake City, Minn., and formerly of Austin, Minn., died Friday, March 10, 2006, at Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, Ariz., after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Benno was born May 14, 1928, in Adams, Minn., to Joseph and Elizabeth (Mueller) Schaefer. He attended school in Adams. After two years in the Navy, he settled in Austin where he was employed by Hormel Foods until his retirement in 1986. He was also associated with Apollo Liquor for many years.
In 1950, he married Dona McDonald. They divorced in 1968. On Nov. 24, 1979, he married Patricia (Maloney) Hartson in Austin. They resided in Austin and moved to Lake City in 1995.
Benno loved fishing and visiting with his many friends. During the past few years, Benno and Pat enjoyed the winters at their home in Mesa, Ariz. During his life, Benno was involved in many organizations, including Packer Baseball, Golden Gloves Boxing, American Legion, Eagles and Austin Pool League.
Survivors include his wife; sons: William (Denise) Schaefer, of Rosemount, Minn.; David Schaefer, of Minneapolis, Minn.; daughters: Barbara Schaefer, of Rochester, Minn.; Debra (Wayne) Rysavy, of Loveland, Colo.; Kathryn (Ron) Coyle, of Austin, Minn.; Jane Schaefer, of Apple Valley, Minn.; Peggy (Scott) Johnson, of Rochester, Minn.; stepsons: Lee (Donna) Hartson, of Red Wing, Minn.; Neal Hartson, of Austin, Minn.; stepdaughter, Susan Hartson, of Pepin, Wis.; 18 grandchildren; two great-grandsons; brothers: Vernon Schaefer, of Adams, Minn.; Fred (Bernice) Schaefer, of Bloomington, Minn.; Herb (Dorene) Schaefer, of Adams, Minn.; Norb (Linda) Schaefer, of Montgomery, Ala.; Conrad (Judy) Schaefer, of Austin, Minn.; Roger (Wanda) Schaefer, of Albert Lea, Minn.; sisters: Florence Schmitz, of Adams, Minn.; Marcella (John) Perrin, of Austin, Minn.; Rita (David) Sheedy, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Bette (Harlan) Smith, of Park Forest, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Ruth Ann; brother, Paul; and grandson, Joseph Benjamin Rysavy.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 17, 2006, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Martin Schaefer officiating. There will be a 7 p.m. wake service on Thursday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4-8 p.m. and also from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Friday. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #91.
The family prefers memorials.
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  • Created by: K McAlister P
  • Added: 15 Mar 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13628772
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benno Joseph Schaefer (14 May 1928–10 Mar 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13628772, citing Grandview Cemetery, Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by K McAlister P (contributor 46787693) .