Gerald Schaefer

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Gerald (Gerry) Schaefer

Gerald (Gerry) Schaefer left his earthly life that began February 12th, 1929 and was called home to his eternal life that began on April 6th, 2018. He will be missed by his loving family: wife of 65 years, LaVerne and five children, Ann Holliday and Craig of Cherry Valley, IL, Kathy Mengoni and Rick of Albuquerque, NM, Mary Patterson and Glenn of Rockford, IL, Mark Schaefer and Deborah of Albuquerque, NM and Mike Schaefer and Cheryl of Orange, CA. He was blessed with 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Gerry served his country in the Army National Guard out of St. Cloud, MN. His government career of 50 years began with the US Department of Agriculture in St Paul, MN. He served as criminal investigator with the US Internal Revenue Service, Intelligence Division for 22 years in Fargo, ND, Aberdeen, SD, Springfield, IL, Rockford, IL and Albuquerque, NM. After retiring from government service, Gerry worked as Director of Audits for New Mexico Credit Union League, Director of Internal Audit City of Albuquerque, and accountant for the American Legion Post 49. Baseball was his lifelong enjoyment. As a young boy he played on the backlot field. He pitched for the Sportsman team in St. Cloud. He coached his two sons at Road Runner Little League District 5 in Albuquerque and volunteered as manager and umpire for over 20 years. Gerry was a fair, gentle man who often let his silence speak for him. What he did say was full of wit, wisdom, and love. He was devoted to his family and his Catholic Faith.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint John XXIII, 4831 Tramway Ridge Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111 at 10:00 am on Tax Day, April 17th. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, MN, Saint Francis Convent, 116 - 8th Ave SE, Little Falls, MN 56345-3597. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit:

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Daniels Family Funeral Services
7601 Wyoming Blvd Ne
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 821-0010
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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Apr. 15, 2018
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