In Memory Of

Harold D. Schaefer
March 19, 1924 - September 24, 2017

Friday, September 29th, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Thorp United Methodist Church
200 West Main Street
Thorp, WI  54771

Friday, September 29th, 2017 - 2:00pm
Thorp United Methodist church
200 West Main Street
Thorp, WI  54771

Full Obituary

     HAROLD D. SCHAEFER, age 93, of Thorp, WI, passed away peacefully at Oakbrook Health & Rehab, in Thorp, on Sunday, September 24, 2017.  Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Friday, September 29, 2017 at the Thorp United Methodist Church.  Rev. Sandra Hamilton will officiate and burial will follow in East Thorp Cemetery.  Military rites will be conducted by the Thorp American Legion Post #118.  Visitation will be held at the church, on Friday, from 12pm until time of service.
     Harold Delbert Schaefer was born on March 19, 1924 in Sandstone, MN, to Louis and Gladys (Deitrick) Schaefer, where he was raised and received his education.  Harold was inducted into the U.S. Army on March 13, 1943 and served in the 83rd Infantry during WWII, where he was wounded in action and was awarded the Purple Heart.  He was honorably discharged on February 26, 1946.  Harold was united in marriage to Florence (White) Nault on December 15, 1973 in Superior, WI.  Harold worked on the railroad for a few years, but spent most of his life in road construction driving truck.
     He was a member of Thorp United Methodist Church, and was a lifetime member of the VFW in Roseville, MN.
     He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Florence, of Thorp;  one son: Patrick (Sharon) Schaefer of Lublin;  one daughter: Leslie Rada of St. Paul, MN;  two stepsons: Joseph (Sharon) Nault of Florida and Napp (Jane) Nault of Foxboro, WI; many grandchildren and great grandchildren;  one sister-in-law: Esther Schaefer of Superior, WI; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Joseph (Helen) Schaefer, Everett Schaefer and Harley "Roy" (Charlotte) Schaefer.