Evans Funeral Home
"Compassionate Funeral Service"
Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
701.652.3003 or 701.947.2911
Secondary Number ~ 701.650.9937
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.
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