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Delaino V. Schafer

Delaino V. Schafer, age 88, of Darwin, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at Olivia Hospital and Clinic in Olivia, Minnesota.

Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson, Minnesota, with internment in Cokato Finnish Cemetery in Cokato, Minnesota.

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 16, 2022, from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at and one hour prior to the service ALL at Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel.

Delaino Victor Schafer was born on February 1, 1934 in Renville County, Minnesota. He was the son of Edwin and Laura (Pfeifer) Schafer. Delaino spent his childhood on a farm in Danube, Minnesota and graduated from Danube High School.

Delaino entered active military service in the United States Army on October 22, 1954, at Minneapolis, Minnesota. He received an Honorable Discharge on October 11, 1956, at Fort Sheridan, Illinois.

In 1957, Delaino was united in marriage to Ruth Maesel. This marriage was blessed with five children, Dulles, Dottie, Dorle, Lauri, and Randy.

Delaino was employed as a lineman for Danube REA. He later moved to Winthrop, Minnesota, purchasing a farm, where he raised sheep, donkeys and horses. Delaino was also employed as a machinist for 3M in Hutchinson, Minnesota for 30 years.

In 1982, Delaino moved to Lake Washington in Darwin, Minnesota. In 1995, he married Suzanne Jatko McClure. They resided in Lake Washington and wintered in Texas for 30 years.

Delaino enjoyed fishing and riding motorcycle around the country roads in Minnesota. He bought his first Harley Davidson at the age of 75. Delaino also enjoyed riding his golf cart with Penny and Sophie. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends.

Delaino passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at the Olivia Hospital and Clinic in Olivia, Minnesota, at the age of 88 years.

Blessed be his memory.

Delaino is survived by his:
Wife, Suzanne Schafer of Darwin, MN;
Children, Dulles Schafer,
Dorle Blackwell and her husband, James,
Lauri Dallmann,
Randy Schafer;
Step-sons, John McClure,
Bryan McClure and his wife, Mary,
Scott McClure and his wife, Tina;
13 Grandchildren;
6 Great-great-grandchildren;
Sister, Diann Schafer;
Many other relatives and friends.

Delaino is preceded in death by his Parents, Edwin and Laura Schafer; Brother, Gilman Schafer; Infant Daughter, Dottie Lee Schafer; and Grandson, Gregory Trautman.



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