Thomas A. Schaefer

Thomas A. Schaefer

Birth
Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Death 21 Oct 2011 (aged 70)
Minnesota, USA
Burial Owatonna, Steele County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 79417405 · View Source
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Tom A. Schaefer long time resident of Owatonna died October 21, 2011 at Cedarview Care Center.
Tom was born on January 16, 1941 in Austin, Minnesota the son of William and Margaret (Tillman) Schaefer. Tom graduated from Adams High School in 1960. He was united in marriage to Judith Kruger on November 4, 1967 at St. Columbanus Catholic Church in Blooming Prairie. The couple made their home in Owatonna raising three children. Tom worked as a contract painter for Home Decorators and Partners Homes both in Owatonna for many years. In addition to his painting Tom worked for the Owatonna School District as a custodian for 15 years. Most recently he worked for Hy-Vee in Owatonna until his health declined. Tom was a member of Sacred Heart Church where he served as an usher for many years. His life interests were watching spectator sports including the Twins, Vikings, and Timberwolves and enjoyed listing to old time music. Tom loved spending time with his grandchildren and feeding the birds.
Tom is survived by his wife, Judy; children Tracey (Karl Olson) Schaefer of Apple Valley, MN.; Mark Schaefer of Owatonna and Tim Schaefer of Dundas; grandsons Evan and Grayson Schaefer; brothers Pat ( Gloria) Fitzgerald of Albert Lea and Allan (Betty) Schaefer of Arizona. Tom was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Gerald Schaefer and nieces Cathy Jo Fitzgerald, Jacqueline and Jodi Manderfeld and sister-in-law Bonnie Manderfeld. To honor Tom's memory those attending the funeral are asked to wear something red.
Mass of Christian Burial is set for Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 3:30 pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Owatonna. Visitation will be Monday, October 24, 2011 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at Brick-Meger Funeral Home (1603 – Austin Road, Owatonna.) The visitation will continue one hour before the funeral liturgy on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials.

(Obituary & photo are from the Brick-Meger Funeral Home website.)


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  • Created by: S Hemingway
  • Added: 28 Oct 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 79417405
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas A. Schaefer (16 Jan 1941–21 Oct 2011), Find a Grave Memorial no. 79417405, citing Sacred Heart Cemetery, Owatonna, Steele County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by S Hemingway (contributor 46900131) .