Ralph Schefus, age 71, of Fairfax passed away Friday, February 8, 2019, at the Redwood Area Hospital in Redwood Falls, Minnesota.
Funeral Service will be Thursday, February 14, 2019, 11:00 A.M. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Fairfax with interment in Fort Ridgely Cemetery, Ridgely Township, Nicollet County, Minnesota. Military Honors by the Fairfax Honor Guard.
Visitation will be Wednesday, February 13, 2019, from 4:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. at the Hauser-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Fairfax. Prayer Service will be at 6:45 P.M. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.
Ralph Allen Schefus was born on June 17, 1947, in New Ulm, Minnesota. He was the son of George and Meta (Briese) Schefus. Ralph was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth, both at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Fairfax. He received his education in Fairfax and was a graduate of the Fairfax High School Class of 1966. After high school, he joined the National Guard.
Ralph raised hogs, drove cement truck, and assisted with the towing business. He also worked at the Co-op Elevator in Fairfax, and he cleaned and sold seed. He also farmed with his brother, Rodney, in Camp Township and together they owned and operated Schefus Towing.
Ralph was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Fairfax. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #205 in Fairfax.
Ralph enjoyed deer hunting, collecting antique farm equipment and tractor brigades.
Ralph passed away on Friday, February 8, 2019, at the Redwood Area Hospital in Redwood Falls at the age of 71 years. Blessed be his memory.
Ralph is survived by his:
Twin Brother, Rodney Schefus of Fairfax, MN;
Many Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.
Ralph was preceded in death by his Parents, George and Meta Schefus; and Brothers, Larry, Lyle and Lynn Schefus.