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Urban S. Schreifels – Obituary

Name: Urban S. Schreifels

Age: 82

Born: 09-28-1935

Died: 10-02-2017

St. Joseph's Catholic Church Heritage Hall, St. Joseph, Minnesota

St. Joseph's Catholic Church, St. Joseph, Minnesota

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph for Urban S. Schreifels, age 82, of St. Joseph, who passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017 at the St. Cloud Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Reverend Jerome Tupa, OSB will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.


Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday, all at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Heritage Hall in St. Joseph. Parish prayers will be held at 4:00 p.m. in Heritage Hall.


Urban was born on September 28, 1935 to Nicholas and Susan (Eichers) Schreifels in Luxemburg, Minnesota. Along with his two brothers and two sisters, he grew up on the family farm. Urban Honorably Served his country in the United States Army from 1957 until 1963; serving two active years and four years in the Army Reserve. He married Doreen A. “Dolly” Schmitt on June 13, 1959 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring. Together, they made their home in St. Joseph and raised their six children, Dana (Kevin) Lauer, of Alexandria, Pam (Keith) Peterson, of St. Cloud, Tim (Karen) of St. Cloud, Lisa (Jim) Hooper, of St. Cloud, Jody (Sean) Okerlund of Stanchfield and Judy (Scott) Carlson of White Bear Lake. Urban worked for Franklin Manufacturing for 45 years along with Dairy Kraft for 22 years, eventually retiring in 2000. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph and Catholic Aid.


Urban was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, tending to his garden, cutting wood, going to the casino, playing cards, cheering on the Vikings and family camping. He also enjoyed giving of his time and talents, volunteering to help out his family and friends as needed and delivering meals for Meals on Wheels.


He is survived by his wife, Dolly; six children and their spouses; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brother, Wilfred and sisters, Elvera and Shirley.


Urban is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Richard and brother-in-law, Bill Nicklay.


He was deeply loved and will be dearly missed.


Guestbook for Urban S. Schreifels

Marian & Bill Durrwachter
, Neighbors
October 4, 2017, 9:45 pm
We hare been among those who shared the "fruits"...or should I say the "vegetables"? of Urban's gardening, his love of wood chopping and his good friendship!!

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