Published On: Wed, Oct 12th, 2011

Obituary – Albin J. Schieffer

CROFTON — Albin J. Schieffer, 88, Crofton, died Oct. 4, 2011, at the Avera Sacred Hospital, Yankton, S.D.
Visitation and a Vigil Service were Oct. 7 at the Wintz Funeral Home, Crofton, and continued one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.
Mass of Christian Burial was Oct. 8  at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Constance, with Rev. David Fulton officiating.
Burial was in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Constance, with military honors provided by the Crofton American Legion Post 128.

Pallbearers were Marlen Schieffer, Brad Schieffer, Duane Schieffer, Andrew Schieffer, Kim Sudbeck and Steven Sudbeck.
Albin was born May 7, 1923, at Constance, to William P. and Anna Mary (Schumacher) Schieffer.  He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, June 21, 1945-Nov. 24, 1946.  He grew up and lived in the Constance area where he farmed. He also operated Schieffer Repair and did corn shelling and baled hay for area farmers. He enjoyed attending area auctions.
Albin was a member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the Crofton American Legion Post 128.
Albin is survived by a brother and wife, Loren and Jeannie Schieffer, Crofton; two sisters, Evelyn Stevens, Hartington; Lucine and husband, Daniel Sanders, Omaha; a brother-in-law, Harold Sudbeck, Laurel; and 10 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ralph Schieffer; two sisters, Dorothy Schieffer and Marvalee Sudbeck; and a brother-in-law, Dick Stevens.