Schaefer, Frederick William Age 86, of Bloomington. A loving husband, father and grandfather. Born October 18, 1923 in Adams, Minnesota, passed away peacefully June 28, 2010 surrounded by his family. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Schaefer and two brothers. Survived by wife of 63 years, Bernice (nee Allen); children, Charles Schaefer, Steven (Barbara) Schaefer, Patricia (Christopher) Conroy and Pamela (Steven) Otteson; grandchildren, Jennifer, Patrick, Christina (Bernard Bartos), Kalyn, Stefanie and Kimberly; great- grandson, Colin; 5 brothers; 4 sisters; numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Fred was a WWII Army Veteran and longtime parishioner of Nativity of Mary Catholic Church. He enjoyed life and brought smiles to everyone who knew him through his sense of humor and thoughtfulness. The family would like to thank the staff at The Colony in Eden Prairie for their support and care throughout the journey. Mass of Christian Burial 10 AM Friday, July 2, 2010 at the Church of the Nativity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale Ave. S., Bloomington. Visitation Thursday, 5-7 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Chapel, 9947 Lyndale Ave. S., with prayer service at 6:30 PM. Visitation also one hour prior to Mass at church. Interment Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be directed to the family to be donated in Frederick's memory. GILL BROTHERS Bloomington Chapel 952-888-7771 www.gillbrothers.com
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Published in Star Tribune from June 29 to June 30, 2010