Alex J. Schreifels, 87
St. Cloud, Minnesota
June 7, 1925 - April 30, 2013
Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Alex J. Schreifels, 87, of St. Cloud will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 3, 2013 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Alex died on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Country Manor Care Center in Sartell. Reverend Thomas Knoblach will officiate. Entombment will be in Assumption Cemetery Mausoleum, St. Cloud.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and after 10:00 a.m. on Friday at the church. Parish prayers will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Alex was born on June 7, 1925 in Cold Spring, Minnesota to the late William and Agnes (Zimmermann) Schreifels. He served as a Staff Sgt. in the U.S. Air Force
from 1955 to 1958. Alex married Marjorie "Marge" Brausen on May 29, 1958 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in St. Cloud. He lived all of his married life in St. Cloud and retired as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service after 19 years. He was a member of Holy Spirit Parish and Knights of Columbus Council #12098, St. Cloud Veterans of Foreign Wars
Granite Post #428, the Waite Park American Legion Silver Star Post #428 and the National Association of Letter Carriers.
Alex was passionate about music and could play by ear. He learned how to play the organ through a correspondence course during his early years. He also learned to play the accordion and played in several bands during his life, most recently entertaining at the Whitney Senior Center. Alex enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing cards or just visiting. We will miss his warm smile and wonderful sense of humor. He was always trying to brighten someone's day.
Alex is survived by his daughter, Michelle "Shelly" (Barry) Rindahl of St. Cloud; grandchildren, Katie Rindahl of Minneapolis, Ryan Rindahl (fiancée Kaela) of St. Cloud, Jonathon Rindahl of St. Cloud; and brother and sister, Andrew (Theresa) Schreifels of Waite Park and Veronica (Don) Kruchten of St.Michael.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marge in 1995; brothers, John, Herman, Fr. Rupert OSB, Leonard, Hubert and Ferdinand Schreifels; and sisters, Frances Donnay, Elizabeth Theis, Eleanor Bruemmer and Helen Schwinden.
Alex's family would like to thank all of the caring nurses and staff at Country Manor for their compassionate care given to Alex during his time there.
Memorials are preferred to Country Manor Care Center.