Gerald W. Schlafer, 61

Gerald Wayne “Gerry” Schlafer, age 61, of Rochester, passed away Monday, April 9, 2018.

He was born Feb. 23, 1957, in Minneapolis, to Audrey and Harwood Schlafer.

Gerry graduated from West High School in 1975, and worked at various jobs in the Minneapolis area, including as a roofing crew member, taking him to many heights in the city.

He was an avid sports fan, especially of the Vikings, the Wild, and the Twins.

Gerry married Rene Roux and they had one son, Nathan Michael Schlafer; and one grandson, Dante Baldwin.

In recent years, Gerry lived in Rochester, where he enjoyed fishing and amateur photography. Many great photos were shared with friends and family.

Gerry was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife.

He will be especially missed by his twin brother, Tom; and his best friend, Jason Tadeff.

Gerry is further survived by his son, Nathan, of Winsted; his grandson, Dante; twin brother, Thomas, of Winsted; sisters Vicki (Bob) Heavirland, of North Branch, and Carol (Ron) Jackson, of Deephaven; and brothers Paul, (Dianne) of Hendersonvile, TN, and James, (Diana) of Minneapolis.

Please send memories or cards to Tom Schlafer, PO Box 541, Winsted, MN, 55395.

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