Edward John Schaaf, age 90, of Pequot Lakes, formerly of Dassel, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016, at his home.
He was born Sept. 20, 1925, in Markville, MN, to Charles and Sofia Schaaf.
Edward served in the US Navy during World War II.
He was united in marriage to Marjorie Wilson March 26, 1949, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Markville. Over the years, the couple made their home in Underwood, ND, Virginia, Hoyt Lakes, Minneapolis, Cass Lake, Belle Plaine for 30 years, Pequot Lakes, and Dassel; and wintered in Harlingen, TX from 1993 to 2007.
Edward was a life member of the American Legion, and an active member of IUOE Local 49, Pelican Lake Conservation Club, and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.
He enjoyed traveling, wild ricing, cooking, animals, and spending time outdoors.
Edward was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Marjorie; son, Bruce; daughter, Stacie; brothers James, Charles, Robert, Fred, George, and John; and sisters Mena Golden, Louise Torrez, Lillian Rostberg, and MaryLou Milligan.
He is survived by his wife, Ione; children Barbara (Ron) Koschel, Marsha (Boyd) Schaaf-Rebers, Edward 2 (Fay) Schaaf, Tamme Giese, and Doug Miller; daughter-in-law Joan Schaaf; son-in-law Dennis Kuhlow; a brother, Frank (Mary); a sister, Marie (Gene) Stadick; brother-in-law Harold Milligan; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services took place Wednesday, June 29 at 10 a.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Pequot Lakes. Interment was at Kingston Apostolic Lutheran Cemetery in Kingston.
There was visitation Tuesday, June 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Kline Funeral Home in Pequot Lakes, and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements were with Kline Funeral Home, Pequot Lakes.
Memorials are preferred to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Kingston Apostolic Lutheran Church, Pelican Lake Conservation Club, or to the American Legion of the donor’s choice.