Sylvester Albert Schroepfer age 90, of Sleepy Eye, died on June 25, 2015, at Sleepy Eye Medical Center.
Sylvester Albert Schroepfer age 90, of Sleepy Eye, died on June 25, 2015, at Sleepy Eye Medical Center. Visitation will be on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. and will continue on Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. until 10 am at Sturm Funeral Home. Service will be held at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, on Tuesday, June 30 at 10:30 a.m. The clergy will be Msgr. Eugene Lozinski. Interment will be at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Sleepy Eye. Military Rites by the Sleepy Eye Honor Guard. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. On line condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.
Sylvester Albert Schroepfer was born on December 21, 1924 on the family farm, rural Sleepy Eye, MN to Frank & Theresa (Seidl) Schroepfer. He attended country school District #15 through 6th grade and then St. Mary's Catholic School. He enlisted in the US Navy in May of 1944, serving 21 months on Guam with the Seabees. After his discharge he did some carpentry work, Marshall-Wells Hardware Store, Cargill, SE Grain & Feed and Farmers Elevator until he retired in 1986. Sylvester married Pearl Grindall on June 4, 1947 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. He was a member of St. Mary's Church, KCs, Catholic Aid, American Legion, VFW, Sleepy Eye Honor Guard since the time it was formed, SE Drum & Bugle Corp for 7 years and served as Commander of the American Legion Post & other offices. Vesty was a former member of Stark & Leavenworth Baseball teams before serving in the Navy. He enjoyed playing cards, golfing, fishing, traveling, making sauerkraut & dumplings for his family. He was a Twins & Vikings fan, loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. He helped with the Men's Sauerkraut Dinner and was in charge of the Mulligan Stew on Veterans Day for many years. Vesty was truly loved for his one liners & his sense of humor.
He is survived by his wife, Pearl of Sleepy Eye, children, Gary (Bambi) of Tucson, AZ, Jill (Gary) Krause of Rapid City, SD, Russell (Vickie) of Sleepy Eye, Judy (Allen) Schueler of Sleepy Eye, 7 grandchildren, 1 step grandchild, 1 foster grandchild, 14 great grandchildren, 1 step great grandchild, 2 foster great grandchildren, sister-in-law, Arlene Schroepfer of Sleepy Eye, brother-in-law, Doug (Marlys) Grindall of International Falls, step sister-in-law, Beverly Simonsen of Sleepy Eye and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, baby granddaughter, Michelle Schroepfer, brothers, Felix (Amelia), Walter (Melanie), Clement (Clara), Edward (Clara), Albert (Loretta), Raymond (Marcella), Florian (Fronnie), Jerome, sisters, Lorraine (Edwin) Weiss, Agnes (Edwin) Tauer, Rosella (James) Hillesheim and father & mother-in-law, Francis & Rose Grindall.
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