Payton Schaust, 28

Payton Leonard Schaust, age 28, of Waconia, formerly of Delano, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 3, 2020.

He was born Jan. 11, 1991, in Waconia, to Tammy Tesch and David Schaust.

Payton graduated from Delano High School in 2009, and went to work in the oil fields in Williston, ND. After returning home, he went to work in the Laborers Union, working demolition construction in the Twin Cities area.

Payton had a strong sense of humor. He could make you laugh or get your attention.

He truly loved farming with his family on the Schaust family farm.

Payton was the true big brother to all his siblings. He was a joy to his family and friends.

Payton loved to fish, hours and hours; he could sit there all day. He was an animal-lover, especially his cats.

Payton was preceded in death by his grandmother, Maxine Schaust.

He is survived by his mother, Tammy (Rod) Schmidt; father, David (Shellie) Schaust; siblings, Cassandra Schaust, twin sister Corbin Schaust, Paige Schaust, Reed Schmidt, and Rilie Schmidt; grandparents Al and Connie Tesch, and Leonard Schaust; step-brother, Ryan Hayes; step-nieces, Paisley and Halsey Hayes; fiancé, Kelsey Arrigoni; as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Thursday, Jan. 9 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano. Interment was in the Calvary Cemetery in Delano.

There was visitation Wednesday, Jan. 8 from 4 to 8 p.m., with an 8 p.m. prayer service at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano. Visitation continued Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. in Martha’s Hall of St. Peter Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Arrangements are by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

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