Schaefer, Gerald H. "Jerry" age 68 of Elk River, passed away on October 5, 2012. Preceded in death by his parents, Paul & Mary, sister, Hilda Weber, nephews, Mike Weber and John Weber; brothers-in-law, Julian Weber and Norval Trattles. Survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Lela; adoring children, Jill (Greg) Sundberg, Jerry (Katie) and the sweetest granddaughters, Sarah and Suzy Sundberg. Also survived by his brothers, Norbert (Marilyn), Clarence (Mary); sister, Leona Trattles and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Jerry handled and sold many produce commodities, but consumed very few. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial 1 PM Wed., October 10 at the Church of St. Andrew, 566 4th St. NW, Elk River. Visitation 2 hours prior to Mass at the church Wed. Interment private. Memorials preferred. Arr Dare's Funeral Home 763-441-1212
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Published in Star Tribune on Oct. 7, 2012