Andrew Schreifels

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Andrew N. Schreifels, 84

Waite Park, Minnesota

April 30, 1929 - May 16, 2013

Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Waite Park, MN, for Andrew Nicholas Schreifels age 84 of Waite Park, who died on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at the St. Benedict Senior Community in St. Cloud. The Reverend Mark Innocenti of St. Joseph's Catholic Church will be the celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Joseph's Parish Cemetery at Waite Park.

Visitation will be on Monday, May 20, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Tuesday morning, May 21, 2013 after 9:30 AM both at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud. St. Joseph's Parish Prayers will be at 5:30 PM, Silver Star Post 428 Waite Park American Legion Prayers will be at 6:00 PM and Eagle Aerie # 622 prayers will be at 6:30 PM all on Monday evening at Daniel Funeral Home.

Andrew was born on April 30, 1929 in Cold Spring, MN the son of William and Agnes (Zimmerman) Schreifels. He attended school in Cold Spring and helped on the family farm until 1952. Mr. Schreifels then enlisted into the United State Air Force and served his country until 1956 as an Airman working in a power plant in Burmuda. After his honorable discharge he returned to the St. Cloud area to work for the Burlington Northern Rail Road. In 1986 he went on to work at St. Cloud State University until he retired in 1992.

He was united in marriage on September 26, 1959 to Theresa Schmitt at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN. Five children were born to this union. Andy loved to play the Concertina and had been playing for over 50 years. He also enjoyed fishing, traveling and taking bus rides to the area casinos.

He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Waite Park, NARVRE, Silver Star Post #428 American Legion of Wait Park, and Eagles AERIE # 622 of St. Cloud.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, John, Herman, Fr. Rupert OSB, Leonard, Hubert, Ferdinand and Alex Schreifels, and sisters, Frances Donnay, Elizabeth Theis, Eleanor Bruemmer and Helen Schwinden.

In addition to his wife of 54 years, Theresa of Waite Park, he is survived by his five children, Pat (Cheryl) Schreifels, Gary Schreifels and Mike (Sue) Schreifels all of St. Cloud, Chuck (Andrea) Schreifels of Sauk Rapids, MN and Catherine (Fritz) Bost of Waconia, MN, six grandchildren and ten step grandchildren, 1 great grandson, 9 step great grandchildren and one sister, Veronica (Don) Kruchten of St. Michael, MN, other relatives and many friends.

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Published in the St. Cloud Times on May 18, 2013
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