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Wilfred Schaefer

d. October 16, 2012

Wilfred F. Schaefer, 85, of Adams, Minnesota, formerly of Austin, Minnesota, died Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at the Adams Health Care Center. He was born October 14, 1927 in Adams, Minnesota to Joseph Schaefer and Celestine Winkels Schaefer. Bill served his country in the US Army from 1945 to 1947, spending time in Japan. In 1947 he married Isabel Giles. He worked for Hormel as a mechanic in Austin for 41 years. Bill enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. He loved listening to old time music and dancing with Isabel. Bill and Isabel were well known in Austin for their dedication to being the best hockey fans. He and his brother Ray, upon returning from the military started organized hockey in Austin. Bill and Isabel received a trophy for raising the most money toward the Riverside Arena. He was also known to be a man about town, riding his stingray bike every day and finding his treasures. Bill was preceded in death by his wife Isabel, parents, brothers Raymond and Leo, sisters: Dorothy, Margaret and Rosie. He is survived by his children: David (Connie), Roger (Jan), Joe (Penny), Nancy (Brad) King, Lori (Ron) Jacobs, brothers Sy and Bernard and sister Helen of Austin, 16 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. A funeral mass for Wilfred F. Schaefer will be celebrated on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin with Father Dale Tupper officiating. There will be visitation at the church one hour prior to mass. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Austin. Visitation will be held Thursday, October 18 from 4:00p.m. until 7:00p.m. at the Mayer Funeral Home chapel. Mayer Funeral Home of Austin is in charge of arrangements.

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