Loren Robert Schieffer, age 80, of Crofton, Nebraska, died on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Constance with the Rev. Jim Keiter officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday, at church, from 5-8:00 p.m. with a Vigil service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Wednesday at church one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton, NE.
Pallbearers will be Andrew Schieffer, Colton Schieffer, Jacob Honkomp, Preston Leise, Greg Sudbeck, and Stuart Anderson. Honorary pallbearers will be Loren's grandchildren.
Loren Robert Schieffer was born to William and Anna Mary (Schumacher) Schieffer on September 17, 1936 on a farm east of Crofton. He was the youngest of seven children. Loren attended elementary school at St. Joseph, Constance, for eight years and graduated from Crofton High School in 1954. When he was six years old his mother died of liver cancer. His father then married Julia Urban who helped raise the younger family. After graduation he worked at the Hartington Farm Store, then later in Laurel for his brother-in-law. On May 27, 1958, he married Juliena Lange at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic church in Bow Valley. They made their home on a farm south of St. James for almost three years, working for area farmers. In 1961 they moved to a farm east of Crofton and he became a dairy farmer. He served on the Crofton Creamery Board, School Board, and Mid-American Dairy Board. Loren was active in St. Joseph's church serving as usher, EMHC, and money counter through the years. Loren was a "Jack of All Trades" and loved to fix things. He built his home and all his farm buildings and enjoyed antique tractors. Loren was a 14 gallon blood donor.
Loren is survived by his wife of 58 years, Juliena of Crofton; five children, daughter Gwen and Dave Ptak of Hastings, NE - (daughters Erin & Stuart Anderson, Cari & fiancé Elliot Koerting); son Marlen and Patty Schieffer of Fordyce, NE - (children Angela & Greg Sudbeck, Emily & Preston Leise, Allison, Andrew, & Colton); daughter Cheryl and Joe Honkomp of Richmond, IN - (children Jacob & fiancé Mandy Toney, Lisle & Lauren); son Duane and Ginger Schieffer of Constance, NE - (children Quinn, Karley & Jack); son Brad and Sheila Schieffer of Crofton, NE - (children Calvin, Kelsey, Grant, & Layne); five great grandsons & another grandchild coming soon; sister Evelyn Stevens of Coleridge, NE; brother-in-law Harold Sudbeck of Laurel, NE; 3 nieces & two nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, step mom; brothers Albin and Ralph; sisters Dorothy Schieffer, Marvalle Sudbeck, Lucine & husband Dan Sanders; brother-in-law Dick Stevens; granddaughers Mollie Schieffer, Anna & Grace Schieffer.
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Dear Jeannie and family,
We were saddened to hear of Loren's death. He was an outstanding person and served so professionally as a board of education member for many years. I have so many fond memories of Loren and his ability to improve the education of our area's children. Loren will be deeply missed by those of us that had the opportunity to serve with him. May you each be comforted by prayer and knowing so many share in your loss.
Randy and Peggy Anderson
We offer to all of Loren's family and friends our sympathy.
Linda and Leon Steffen
We were shocked to learn of Loren's death. Please accept our condolences and may he rest in God's grace.
Pat & Barb Birmingham
My Deepest Sympathy at the loss of Loren, will miss his twinkling eyes and humor.
Kathleen DeBlauw Roseboom
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