Arthur G. Schaefer went home to the Lord on January 23, 2013. Art was born May 28, 1916 on a farm near Mt. Vernon. He served our country during WWII. He returned to South Dakota and married Alma Goldammer on October 2, 1946. He retired from the Mitchell Post Office in 1981. He was an excellent problem solver and could fix anything. Art and Alma moved to Firesteel Health Care Center in 2006.
Grateful for having shared his life are his children Shirley (Dave) Burkhardt, Eugene, OR; Ronald (Mary) Schaefer, Mitchell, SD. Grandchildren are Christopher (Jamie) Schaefer, Yankton; Mark (Katrina) Burkhardt, Eugene, OR, Mary (Dade) Johnardt, Eugene, OR; Samantha Schaefer, Mitchell; Kim Schaefer, Sioux Falls; Jon Schaefer, Brookings and 7 great-grandchildren.
Art was preceded in death by his wife, Alma; a grandson Matthew Burkhardt and his brothers and sisters.