Herbert Alphonse Schaefer

Herbert Alphonse Schaefer

Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Death 12 Apr 2011 (aged 85)
Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
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Herbert (Herb) Alphonse Schaefer, age 85, of Adams, died Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Herb was born on August 2, 1925 in Adams, one of twelve children born to Joseph and Elizabeth (Mueller) Schaefer. He graduated from Adams High School in 1942. In 1943, Herb joined the US Army and proudly served his country in Europe during World War II. On September 8, 1953 he married Dorene Vesely at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin, MN.

He worked as a bookkeeper at Ulven's DX Service Station, as a Salesman at Millenacker Implement and as a Petroleum Route Delivery Driver for Osmundson Brothers. In his retirement, Herb helped take care of the church grounds and volunteered as a crossing guard at Sacred Heart. He was one of the founding members of the Armed Forces museum in the Adams American Legion. In May of 2010, he attended the Honor Flight to the World War II memorial in Washington D.C. Herb was a 65 year member of Adams American Legion Post #146, where he served on the Honor Guard as an Adjutant, Sacred Heart Catholic Church Council, the Knights of Columbus, and Olaf B. Damm Post 1216 VFW.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, infant granddaughter Melissa, brothers Paul, Benno, and Fred.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, April 16, 2011, at 11:00 am at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Marty Schaefer and Father Thomas Loomis officiating. Interment will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday from 4 to 8 pm and on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 am at the Adams Funeral Home. There will be a 4 pm Rosary and a 7:30 pm Prayer Service at the Adams Funeral Home on Friday.

He is survived by his wife: Dorene Schaefer, Adams, MN; sons: Joe Schaefer and friend Pat Thompson, WY; Father Marty Schaefer, Waseca, MN; daughters: Julie (Randy) Ochs, Faribault, MN; Mary (Russell) Keating, Rochester, MN; Lori (Lowell) Fabian, St. Charles, MN; Teresa (Dominic) Cimijotti, Rochester, MN; Annette (Jim) Sinn, Rochester, MN; grandchildren: Michelle (Kevin), Nathan, Erica, Sarah, Emily, Tyler, Anna, Katie, Mary, Alexa, Caleb; sisters: Florence Schmitz, Adams, MN; Marcella Perrin, Austin, MN; Rita (David) Sheedy, AZ; Bette (Harlan) Smith, IL; brothers: Vernon Schaefer, Adams, MN; Norbert (Linda) Schaefer, AL; Conrad (Judy) Schaefer, Austin, MN; Roger (Wanda) Schaefer, IA; Many Nieces and Nephews.

Obituary and photo from Clasen-Jordan Funeral Home.

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