Gerald Schaffran
Gerald Schaffran

Gerald Schaffran, 95, passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2023 at Summerwood Assisted
Living Center in Chanhassen. A visitation will be held from 1:30 – 3:00 PM on Saturday,
December 9, 2023 at Sunset Funeral & Cremation Association’s location in Wabasso, followed
by a private interment at the (former) Bethany Lutheran cemetery in Wabasso. In lieu of
flowers, memorials are preferred to the Wabasso Library, WAFER, Lucan First Responders, and
Wabasso Ambulance Service.

Gerald Herman Schaffran was born in Granite Rock Township on July 4, 1928 to August and
Florence (Schultz) Schaffran. He was baptized and confirmed at Bethany Lutheran Church in
Wabasso by Rev. E. R. Baumann. He attended Granite Rock country school, Wabasso
elementary school, and Wabasso High School, where he graduated in 1946. He proudly served
his country in the U.S. Army from 1952 – 1954, stationed in Germany as a radio operator.
Following his honorable discharge, he returned to the family farm near Lucan. He worked on,
and then ran, the family farm until his retirement in 1994. He very reluctantly left the farm in
2020, at age 92, due to health concerns.

On June 26, 1954, Gerald was united in marriage to Helen June Sexton at the Methodist Church
in Redwood Falls. They made their home on the family farm in the Lucan area where they
raised their family of six sons.

Gerald is survived by his sons and their families: Rodney (and Debra) of Willmar, Dean of
Newton, IA, Wesley of Houston, TX, Thomas (and Sharon) of Seward, NE, Wayne (and Patricia)
of Chaska, and Curtis (and Colleen) of Apple Valley; sister Janith Adams of Phoenix, AZ; nine
grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and additional extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by June, his loving bride of 62 years, his parents, and a sister,
LaVerne Radel.
Blessed be his memory.

Arrangements with
Sunset Funeral & Cremation Association
Wabasso, Minnesota