Ricky “Rick” Schlafer


Ricky “Rick” Schlafer, 71, of Wrenshall passed away peacefully at St. Lukes Hospital in Duluth May 16th, 2022. Rick was born August 28th, 1950 to Lloyd and Isabelle Schlafer. Rick graduated from Wrenshall High School in 1968.

He worked 35 years in construction for JR Jensen. He also grew and sold cabbage to the local community including many grocery stores in the area for over 40 years.

Rick was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. He took great pride in his garden and enjoyed sharing produce with family friends. One of his greatest joys in life was spending time with his 3 grandchildren where he would take them hunting, fishing, gardening, and helping with firewood.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents and brother Melvin.

Rick is survived by his wife Genie of almost 47 years, sons Corey (Elizabeth) of Wrenshall, Justin of Duluth, and grandchildren Andrew, Michael, and Isabelle.

A service will be held for Rick at the Son Life Church in Wrenshall on May 28th, 10am-2pm.

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