Raymond John “Buzzy” Schaefer

Raymond John “Buzzy” Schaefer

Birth
Meyer, Mitchell County, Iowa, USA
Death 13 Aug 2016 (aged 83)
Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Johnsburg, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 168355978 · View Source
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Ray (Buzzy) Schaefer, age 83, of Adams, Minnesota, died peacefully in his home Saturday, August 13, 2016 surrounded by his family.

Ray was born June 18, 1933 in Meyer, Iowa to Matt and Isabelle (Blake) Schaefer. He graduated from Adams High School in 1950 and worked on the family farm. In 1953 he entered the Army and served in Germany for two years.

In 1955 he married the love of his life, Jeanette (Rech), at St John's Catholic Church in Johnsburg. He worked construction in the Adams area for two years. In March 1957, they moved to their farm on the state line where they raised four children. In 2012, they moved into Adams.

Ray was a member of St John's Catholic Church where he served as Eucharistic minister, lector, usher, trustee, and served on the parish council. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Adams American Legion and was on the board of the Mower County Pork Producers. His fondest memories with friends and relatives include many fun nights at the Terp in Austin. He loved working with his children and grandchildren on their 4-H projects, going to their sporting events, and taking them fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers; Amos, Avery and Robert Schaefer.

Ray is survived by his wife Jeanette; sons; Terry (Sue) of Minnetonka; Mark (Laura) of Taopi; daughters: Cheryl (Rocky) Peterson of Winona; and Lisa Thompson of Minneapolis; grandsons: Matt, Jared, Mitchell, Lucas and Paul Schaefer, Chad and Grant Peterson, Joseph Thompson; granddaughters: Nicole Waterman, Amy Bradbury, Kayla Levitt, and Emily Thompson; great grandchildren: Elizabeth and Samuel Schaefer; sister: Alice Schaefer; sisters-in-law: Marilyn, Florence and Colette Schaefer and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Wednesday, August 17th at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Johnsburg, MN with Father Swaminatha Pothireddy officiating. Interment will be at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery with Adams Post #146 American Legion in charge of military rites. Visitation will be at the Adams Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 pm with a 5:00 pm Knights of Columbus Rosary and a Prayer Service at 8 pm. Visitation will also be at the church for one hour before the service on Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church or to the donor’s choice.

Obituary and photo from Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home.


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  • Created by: DaveVangsness
  • Added: 14 Aug 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 168355978
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Raymond John “Buzzy” Schaefer (18 Jun 1933–13 Aug 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 168355978, citing Saint Johns Cemetery, Johnsburg, Mower County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by DaveVangsness (contributor 16959198) .