Warren Robert Schreifels age 47 of Rochester passed away January 9, 2012 in the emergency room at St Marys Hospital.He was diagnosed in October with stage IV esophageal cancer which had progressed to many parts of his body.With the help of his beloved wife Lisa, who took care of him at home, he fought valiantly until the night of his passing.
Born June 8, 1964 in St. Cloud, MN to Robert & Alice (Johnson) Schreifels.He attended ROCORI High School in Cold Spring, MN.He graduated in 1982 and entered the United States Marine Corps where he served a four year tour mostly stationed in Beaufort, South Carolina.After his discharge from the Marine Corps he attended Brown Institute and graduated with an Associates degree in Electronics Technology.He worked from 1989-99 for SOO Line Railroad, and then IBM in Rochester where he was presently employed. He enjoyed time spent with family and friends; traveling, fishing, boating and bowling.He always looked forward to hunting trips to Camp Ripley and Brainerd.His Beagle, Chase, gave him many hours of companionship, many laughs, and a few headaches.He married Lisa Flicek on May 22, 1992 and she survives.
Also surviving are his two children: Blake and Paige Schreifels both of Rochester, his paternal grandmother, Loretta Schreifels; his parents, Robert & Alice Schreifels of Cold Spring, MN; his brothers, Timothy Schreifels of Brainerd and Adam Schreifels of Minneapolis; his mother-in-law, Barbara Flicek of West Concord; and 2 sisters-in-laws, Kathy Tesch (Kevin) of Lake City and Nanci Nolan (Alex) of Dodge Center; and a brother-in-law, David Flicek (Deb) of Rock Dell.; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Wayne; paternal grandfather, Bernard Ben Schreifels; and maternal grandparents, Ray & Isabelle Johnson; and his father-in-law, Tom Flicek.
Funeral services will be held 2 PM Friday, January 13, 2012 at Ranfranz & Vine Funeral Home.A luncheon and time of fellowship with the family will immediately follow the services at the funeral home.
Memorials appreciated to the American Cancer Society or Warren Schreifels Benefit Fund c/o Farmers State Bank P.O. Box 245 West Concord, MN 55985.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes5421 Royal Place NWRochester, MN55901 (507) 289-3600
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No words can express my sorrow for your loss - my thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
Warren..I wish for just one more time to shake your hand and see your happy, kind smile. Never a hidden agenda from you. Always up front and honest. I met you on Self Checkout. I will never forget you. Your family is so lucky to have had you. I know you left them the best they could be.
My son Andrew is a Marine. He said " . He has another job now though, as the last verse of the Marine hymn goes "...if the army and the navy ever look on heavens scenes; they will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines." He'll be watching the gates of heaven and watching over his family. Bye for now Warren. I trust I will see you soon. Leo Richard.
May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.
Having worked with Warren in two different departments, I can say it was a privalage to have known him and I am grateful for the knowledge he shared.
I worked with Warren for a short time at IBM and saw him daily for the last few years. He was such a wonderful person and a lot of fun to talk with. He was always interested in how things were going and it was a pleasure to have known him. I will miss seeing him.
I am sorry to hear of your father's passing. You and your family are in my prayers. Let me know if I can do anything during this time!
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Iam so sorry for your loss .If there is anything I can do for you and your.. family please let me no.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
My God hold you all gently in the protection of his loving arms during this fragile time. I had the privillage of working with Warren at IBM, he was great to work with, but I''''m sure it couldn''''t compare to how great a husband, dad, son, brother, cousin or uncle he was. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
Warren will be deeply missed. A wonderful guy, and a great neighbor.
Dear Lisa, Paige, Blake and family; we are so very sorry to hear about the loss of Warren. May he be at Peace with God and for you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time!
My prayers are with you all. I worked with Warren in the Self Checkout area at IBM for a couple of years. I recall the brilliant smile he always had for those he worked with. This same cancer took my father almost six years ago, and it is brutal and no obvious symptoms until it is too late. Cancer stinks........sorry for my blunt opinion. I'll just recall the beautiful smile and remember Warren that way. ........Lori
My deepest sympathy to you and your family, Warren was such wonderful person to be around. I really enjoyed getting to know him when we all would bowl league together in Stewartville. I know we will all miss him and his warm smile.
Lisa, and Family I am so sorry for your loss- you are in my thoughts and prayers- Lisa you got to share the dream of your loving husband and your great kids - you are all in my heart at this very hard time .
Prayers for the entire family. Prayers and thoughts are with all of you as this challenge is placed before you.
We did not know Warren. We have met him. We have the privilege of being Bob and Alice''s (Warren''''s parents) neighbors. They are very kind, loving, and proud of their boys and grandkids. God bless you all.
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. My sister, Susie, can understand what you're going through. It's been almost one year since her husband passed away. Both much too young. Our sincerest condolences.
Susie, Bonnie, Theona
I am so sorry for your loss. Warren was a genuinely great person. He will be missed by everyone who had the privilege of getting to know him.
I am so sorry to hear of Warren's passing. I used to work with him at IBM. What a great loss of a very kind and gentle man. He will be missed by anyone who knew or worked with him.
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS-HE WAS TRULY A FUN PERSON AND FELLOW CO-WORKER TO HAVE KNOWN AND WORKED WITH-MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR YOU LOSS
So sorry to hear about Warren. We will see you Saturday. God Bless.
I''m so sorry, may you find comfort in your many happy memories of Warren.
god be with you in your time you need him the most. to you and your family
We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers
are with all of you.