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Delmar "Roger" Schafer

April 19, 1926 January 1, 2016
Delmar "Roger" Schafer
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Obituary for Delmar "Roger" Schafer

Roger Schafer, age 89 passed away Friday January 1, 2016 in Denver Colorado.

Delmar "Roger" Schafer was born April 19, 1926, in Sherburn, Minnesota. Roger graduated from Trimont High School in 1944 and immediately joined the U.S. Navy, one of his proudest endeavors. He was assigned to Camp Farragut, Idaho for boot camp and ordered to report to Long Beach, CA where his liberty ship was being constructed, being the first crew member to arrive he met the skipper of the ship and was asked if he knew how to drive, he replied "I have been driving a farm truck since I was 13". The Captain of the ship subsequently made him his driver. Upon completion of the ship, the vessel was deployed to the Pacific and was involved in Iwo Jima, Okinawa and one of the first ships to arrive in Japan after the surrender. Roger was discharged in 1946 and remained in the Naval Reserve until 1950. Roger returned to Fairmont in 1947 and married Faye Christensen of Blue Earth MN. Roger was Superintendent of Mails at the U.S. Postal Service in Fairmont for 26 years. Roger during this time also built many new homes and was involved in rental properties in Fairmont and Denver, Colorado along with farming near Trimont, Hanska, and Granada. He retired in 2000.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Anna (Johnson) Schafer and his wife Faye.

Roger is survived by his son Jerel Schafer of Phoenix, AZ, daughter Diane Nazminia (Mehdi) of Littleton, CO. grandchildren Darin (Kelly) Schafer, Lindsay Schafer, Cameron Nazminia, Kiana Nazminia, Kailee Nazminia and Kara Nazminia.

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Visitation

Thursday

7

Jan

10:00 AM 1/7/2016 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/7/2016 11:00:00 AM
The Chapel at Ellis Family Services

13436 West Arbor Place
Littleton, CO 80127

Family will receive friends at the viewing prior to services.

The Chapel at Ellis Family Services
13436 West Arbor Place Littleton 80127 CO
United States

Service

Thursday

7

Jan

11:00 AM 1/7/2016 11:00:00 AM
The Chapel at Ellis Family Services

13436 West Arbor Place
Littleton, CO 80127

Services will conclude at chapel.

The Chapel at Ellis Family Services
13436 West Arbor Place Littleton 80127 CO
United States

Graveside

Saturday

9

Jan

2:00 PM 1/9/2016 2:00:00 PM
Lakeside Cemetery

900 N Fairlakes Avenue
Fairmont, MN 56031

With Military Honors.

Lakeside Cemetery
900 N Fairlakes Avenue Fairmont 56031 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Lakeside Cemetery Final Resting Place

900 N Fairlakes Avenue
Fairmont, MN 56031

900 N Fairlakes Avenue Fairmont 56031 MN
United States

Memorial Contribution

Fairmont Community Hospital Foundation

PO Box 826
Fairmont, MN 56301

Lakeview Health Services Foundation

610 Summit Drive
Fairmont, MN 56031
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