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Albert Schafer

Albert Schafer, age 89, of New Rockford, ND, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2019, at CHI, St. Alexius, Carrington.

Albert Schafer was born November 12, 1929, on a farm in rural Benson County, he was the son of Matt and Mary (Shiele) Schafer. Albert grew up and attended school at Lone Tree rural School until the 5th grade when he transferred to St. James Academy until the 8th grade. Upon completing the 8th grade he went to work with his uncle on the family farm until 1948.

On November 13, 1948, Albert enlisted in the United States Army. He served his country until July 16, 1952, when he was honorably discharged as a Sergeant. Albert was united in marriage to Donna Clelland on March 1, 1954, at St. John’s Catholic Church in New Rockford. They were blessed with fourteen children from this union.

Albert and his family lived in Butte Montana while he worked as an underground welder, heavy equipment operator and trucking at the Berkeley mine. The family relocated back to New Rockford where he continued working construction. Then in the early 80’s he moved to Oconto Falls, Wisconsin, there Albert was employed at the local school as a custodian until his retirement. Upon his retirement he returned to New Rockford in 2011, to be closer to his family.

Albert is survived by his twelve children and their spouses, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, siblings and many nieces and nephews throughout the United States.

He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, one sister, one daughter, one infant son and one infant granddaughter.

Visitation One hour prior to the funeral at church.

Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 3:00PM at St. John’s Catholic Church, New Rockford.

Burial  will be held at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, New Rockford. 

Posted Condolences:


  1. Dad,I will miss you greatly.Rest in peace now and may God bless you.

  2. Albert was a big part of our lives out here in Oconto Falls, Wis. Always fun to stop for a visit to see what they had been up to wether it was fishing, remodeling, or rummaging. He will and has been missed.

  3. You were more than my Uncle, you were my GodFather and my cemetery helper for a few year years, thank you Uncle Albert, will miss you, meet again another day, love you forever. Julie Schafer

  4. For one year in Opportunity, Montana you, your family, and our family (Vernon Anderson & Betty Anderson) had a lot of fun fishing and hunting. I recall the all terrain vehicle you crafted from salvaged parts from an area junkyard. We used it to explore the mountains in the area around Butte and Anaconda. Missed but never forgotten. Nephew Stephen Anderson

  5. AS a son I’m sorry I never took the time to show you how much I cared for you. You taught me a lot- without words… good or bad we got through it. I’m still here you’re not, but my day will come. Till then I would like to say what a strong and happy person you were, and that is what makes this country what it is today. I love you and miss you. God Bless… Your son Bruce.


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