Maynard William Schrupp, age 87, of Norwood Young America, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 25, 1926, in Camden Township, Carver County, the son of William and Emma (Maschke) Schrupp. Maynard was baptized Nov. 7, 1926, by the Rev. Abraham at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America, and confirmed March 26, 1940, at the same church by the Rev. Kramer. His confirmation verse was Revelations 2:10: “Be thou faithful unto death and I will give you a crown of glory.”
Maynard enlisted in the United States Army March 2, 1945, at Ft. Snelling, and served until his honorable discharge Nov. 9, 1946, at Ft. Bragg, NC. He was awarded the American Theater Service Medal, a Good Conduct Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.
Maynard was united in marriage with Dorothy Mae Mielke Aug. 24, 1948, at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany by Rev. Kramer.
A devoted farmer for over 50 years, Maynard took great pride in keeping his farm and yard neat and clean. He had also worked as a field representative for Bongards Creamery, as a township assessor, and for the ASCS office.
A lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Maynard had served on the church council, sang in the church choir, and had also belonged to the Men’s Club.
He loved nature, hunting, trapping, fishing, and feeding birds and other wildlife. Maynard always had a way with animals, especially his rat terrier dogs and Lucy, the goose.
Since moving to town, Maynard loved to spend time in the garage tinkering or making little gadgets. He was also an avid Vikings fan. His family and friends will remember him for his famous “one-liners.”
Maynard’s greatest pride was his family; his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Emma Schrupp; son-in-law Dennis Michels; and sisters and brothers-in-law Verdilla and Harold Kuntz, and Ruth and Lawrence Belter.
Maynard is survived by his loving family; wife Dorothy Schrupp; daughters and sons-in-law Carol and Ron Larson of Grand Rapids, Jean and Jim Johnson of Norwood Young America, Dianne Schrupp of Minnetonka, Joan and Larry Cacka of Silver Lake, and Connie Michels of Norwood Young America; grandchildren Heather Larson, Jeremiah Larson and fiancée Krystal Carlson, Beth Peterson and husband Tim, Troy Johnson and fiancée Missy Mesenbring, Melissa Buesgens and husband Jacob, Holly Luebke and special friend Jason Ranzau, Matthew Luebke and special friend Vanessa Arneson; and great-grandchildren Noah Peterson, Cole Wichelman, Rachel Shiller-Hartwell, Zachary Peterson, Ashton Bouma, Lillia Buesgens, Ariya Luebke, and William Buesgens.
He is further survived by sister-in-law and brother-in-law Delores and Wallace Hoese of Mayer; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.
The funeral service was Friday, April 25 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America, with the Rev. David Winter officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Visitation was Thursday, April 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.; and continued Friday, one hour prior to the service.
Casket bearers were Troy Johnson, Jeremiah Larson, Matthew Luebke, Jacob Buesgens, Tim Peterson, Larry Cacka, and Cole Wichelman.
Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.