Gerald A. Schauer, age 74, of Pine River, formerly of Green Isle, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, at the Traverse Care Center in Wheaton.
He was born July 21, 1934, to Ordwin and Elsie (Lindemeier) Schauer in Green Isle Township, MN.
He was a confirmed member of Zion Lutheran Church in Green Isle Township.
Gerald married Corinne Villnow Sept. 8, 1954.
Gerald farmed until 1982, in Green Isle. They then relocated to Pine River, MN, where he was employed by Heartland Auction Service.
Gerald enjoyed playing cards, woodworking, fishing, and attending auctions.
In August of 2008, he moved to Traverse Care Center in Wheaton.
Gerald is survived by his wife, Corinne Schauer; children, LeRoy (Karen) Schauer of Howard Lake, Susan (Ronald) Schrupp of Lester Prairie, John (Rhonda) Schauer of Green Isle, Sharon (Jon) Roeschlein of Wheaton, Sally (friend Marc) LeBlanc of Brainerd, and Peter Schauer of Cokato; grandchildren Jeff (Joy) Schrupp, Julie (friend Matt) Schrupp, Jodi (Dustin) Michaelis, Lindsey (Sean) Drexler, Jacob (friend Kari) Schauer, Tony Roeschlein, and Courtney Roeschlein; great-grandchildren Tarin Michaelis, Abigail Schrupp, Jackson Schrupp, Riley Drexler, and Nathan Schauer; a sister, Elrena (Ronald) Schoening; his mother-in-law, Elnora Paulson; and a brother-in-law, Robert Villnow.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elsie and Ordwin Schauer; father-in-law Ben Villnow; step-father-in-law George Paulson; and a sister-in-law, Anita Villnow.
Funeral services were Saturday, Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in Green Isle Township, with interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation was Friday, Nov. 28 from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Kolden Funeral Home in Arlington, with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service. Visitation continued Saturday one hour prior to the service at the church.
The Kolden Funeral Home in Arlington handled the arrangements.