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Norbert H. Schaefer

Obituary for Norbert H. Schaefer

August 22, 1931 - May 11, 2018
New Munich, Minnesota | Age 86


Norbert H. Schaefer, age 86 of New Munich, passed away Friday, May 11, 2018 at the CentraCare Health Nursing Home in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 15 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich with Rev. Daniel Walz officiating. Interment will be held in the parish cemetery with Military Honors by the Melrose Veterans Honor Guard.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose. Parish prayers will be held at 5 p.m. followed by a rosary by the St. Joseph's Men's Society and Knight of Columbus at 7 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.

Norbert Henry Schaefer was born August 22, 1931 in New Munich, Minnesota to Paul and Mary (Hueve) Schaefer. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 through his honorable discharge in 1955. He was united in marriage to Marilyn Krier on April 14, 1959 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Norbert was a dairy farmer who farmed south of New Munich which was the home place. Upon his retirement, Norbert and Marilyn moved into the city of New Munich.

He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, St. Joseph's Men's Society, and the Knights of Columbus. Norbert always enjoyed good conversation and had lots of fun with his neighbors on the farm and in town. Over the years, he enjoyed bowling, spearing, driving tractor, and playing cards.

Survivors include his children, Ruth (Wayne) Klaphake of Melrose, Ron (Maureen) Schaefer of New Munich, and Sharon Richter (friend, Tom Gill) of Albany; eight grandchildren, Andy, Amber, Aaron, Hannah, Ellen, Kate, Jen, and Vanessa; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Tori, and one on the way; and brother, Clarence (Mary) Schaefer of Meire Grove.

Norbert was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Schaefer on October 25, 2017; parents; sisters, Hilda Weber and Leona Trattles; and brother, Gerald Schaefer.


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