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Obituary for Sylvan M. Schreifels

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Sylvan M. Schreifels, age 92, who passed away Saturday at Chateau Waters in Sartell. Rev. David Grundman will officiate and burial will be at Annunciation Cemetery in Mayhew Lake. Visitation will be from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Sylvan was born June 10, 1924 in Cold Spring to Peter & Mary (Mathieu) Schreifels. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WW II. He married Dorothy Heim on May 20, 1948 in Rice. Dorothy passed away Aug. 9, 2005. Sylvan married Elizabeth Palassie-Ragusa on April 25, 2009 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. He farmed and also worked at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center as a nursing assistant for 25 years. Sylvan was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed woodworking and traveling to state parks to camp. Sylvan was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Serving in the Army was the adventure of his life.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth of St. Cloud; sons, Ronald of St. Cloud, Gerald (Ann) of St. Joseph, Richard (Debra) of Staples, Randy of St. Cloud, Tim (Teresa) of St. Cloud, David (Linda) of Vadnais Heights, and Jeffrey of Houston, TX; step-daughter, Gina (Hieu) Nguyen of Lakeville; son-in-law, Robert Konz of Cold Spring; sisters-in-law, Alice Schreifels of St. Cloud and Clara Schreifels of Buffalo; 13 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 5 step-grandchildren.

Sylvan was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Dorothy; daughters, Juliane Schreifels and Kathleen Konz; an infant son; siblings, Evelyn Fiedler, Alex Schreifels and Eldred Schreifels; and step-grandchildren, Dominic Ragusa and Carla Valdin.

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8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
St. Michael's Catholic Church - St. Cloud

1036 County Road 4
St. Cloud, MN 56303

Mass of Christian Burial




10:30 AM
St. Michael's Catholic Church - St. Cloud

1036 County Road 4
St. Cloud, MN 56303

Cemetery Details


Annunciation Catholic Cemetery

9965 Mayhew Lake Rd. NE
Mayhew Lake, MN 56379


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