Ralph SchafferRalph Schaffer, 73, of Brule, Wis., died Friday, April 5, 2013 at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth.
Ralph Schaffer, 73, of Brule, Wis., died Friday, April 5, 2013 at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth.
He was born Dec. 14, 1939, in Milwaukee, Wis., the son of Ralph and Lorraine (Hille) Schaffer.
Ralph entered the U.S. Army and served in all four armored divisions. In 1960, he married Judy Miller in Waukegon, Ill. She preceded him in death in 2001. On Nov. 12, 2005, he married Sara Rouse in Kauai, Hawaii. Ralph worked as a mailman, a truck driver, and he was the owner of Wilderness Printing in Grand View. He enjoyed riding motorcycle, fishing, and spending time with his family.
Besides his first wife, Judy, he was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Gene Schaffer; a sister, Sharon Warnecke; one niece and three nephews.
Surviving are his wife, Sara, of Brule; two children, Lori Bertrand, of Grandview and Keri (Jim) Erickson, of Mason; five grandchildren, Amanda (Pliss) Sordahl, Jaime (Erickson) Christenson, Katie Erickson, Cameron (Cassy VanVlack) Pliss, and Chelsea Pliss; one great-grandchild, Brayden Pliss; two sisters, Susan Kurtzweil and Sandra Kornack; and numerous nieces and nephews.
SERVICE: 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013 in the Frost Home for Funerals, in Ashland, Wis. Visitation will be held Friday, April 12, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Friday in the funeral home. Interment will be at the Grandview Cemetery at a later date.
To view this obituary online, sign the guestbook or express online condolences, visit us at bratleyfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are by Frost Home for Funerals, in Ashland.
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