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Louis Schacherer March 20, 1937 - Dec. 4, 2016

December 7, 2016
Estherville News

Funeral services for Louis Schacherer, 79, of Estherville will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Estherville with Father Merlin Schrad officiating. Interment will be at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery, Estherville. He died on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, at Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Thursday at Henry-Olson funeral Chapel in Estherville.

Louis J. Schacherer the son of LeRoy and Elizabeth (Reuland) Schacherer was born March 20, 1937 in Estherville.

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He received his education in Wallingford and Estherville schools, graduating from Estherville High School in 1955.

On Feb. 18, 1958, he was united in marriage to Shirley Bonstead in Graettinger. Following their marriage the couple farmed in Emmet County. For hobbies he enjoyed golfing, playing cards, antique tractor rides, gardening, wintering in Texas and most important spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. On Aug. 24, 1995, he was given a second chance at life with a heart transplant.

He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and the Elks Lodge.

Left to cherish Louie memory are his wife, Shirley of Estherville; children, Susan (Tim) Milner of Spirit Lake; Steven (Paula) Schacherer of Wallingford; David (Carol) Schacherer of Lake in the Hills, Ill.; grandchildren, Jason Quastad of Estherville; Erin Milner of Milford; Matt (Abby) Schacherer of Estherville; Mallory (Kurtis) Talbott of Independence, Mo.; Tara (Aaron) Smit of Waukee; Michael Schacherer of Estherville; Jonathan Schacherer of Iowa City; Adam Schacherer of Iowa City; Sarah Schacherer of Wallingford; great grandchildren, Kinley and Blake Schacherer; sisters, Mary Herum of Estherville; Lucille (Lloyd) McCombs of Ruthven; Lorraine (David) Origer of Graettinger; Margaret Hunt of Dolliver; sister-in-law, Carmen Schacherer of Wallingford; family friend, Amy Herum of Estherville and many nieces and nephews.

He has been preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Barbara Quastad; sister, Dolores Umscheid; brother, Eugene Schacherer; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to Gift Of Life Transplant House in Rochester, MN, St. Patrick's Parish, or Avera Holy Family Hospice.



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