In loving memory of

Brian R. Schafer
December 14, 1977 - November 14, 2021

Brian R. Schafer, age 43, passed away on Sunday, November 14, at his home in Chatfield with his family by his side. Brian was born on December 14, 1977 in Winona, the son of Orrin and Susan (Stephans) Schafer; Brian grew up in St. Charles with his parents and five siblings and graduated from St. Charles High School. He was united in marriage to Vicki Warden on Valentine's Day in 2007.
Brian had an incredibly gentle and kind demeanor; he was never one to raise his voice unless it was in a fit of uncontrollable laughter, which he loved. Brian could always be found tinkering with an engine or motor and he was determined to fix them no matter how long it took. When he wasn't in the garage, Brian loved to be on the water fishing with his good friend, Paul, on the pontoon. He was also an avid Minnesota Vikings fan, enjoyed watching the local stock car races, and loved playing games and cards with his family.
Brian is survived by his wife of 14 years, Vicki Schafer; mom, Susan Schafer; step-children, Danielle (Mitch) Bethel and Derek Bethel; step-grandchildren, James & Lily Lengyel; siblings, Stacy (Tim) Williamson, Chris (Cyndi) Schafer, Shelly (Scott) Sabin, Shiela (Andy) Burt; sister-in-law, Patty Geerdes; as well as many nieces, nephews, other extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Orrin Schafer; brother, Dave Geerdes; and his niece, Hailey Schafer.
A Celebration of Brian's Life will be held at 3:00PM on Friday, November 19, at the Hoff Funeral Home of St. Charles. There will be a visitation held from 1:00-3:00 PM on Friday before the Celebration. The Hoff Funeral Homes are assisting Brian's family with arrangements.


Laurie Denzer wrote on Nov 21, 2021:

"Go rest high on that mountain my dear friend. May peace be with you and all of your family. "

Courtnie Garteski Bergler wrote on Nov 17, 2021:

"Brian was such a kind and sweet person. He always seemed to remember everyone. I am saddened by his passing and deeply sorry for your family?s loss. "

Janell Dahl wrote on Nov 17, 2021:

"I am so sorry for your loss of Brian. He always had a smile for everyone. May he rest in peace! Janell and Orv Dahl"

kim lawson wrote on Nov 16, 2021:

"rip Brian .... my thoughts and prayers are with your family "

Mike & Wendy Miller wrote on Nov 16, 2021:

"So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers go out to all of Brian\'s family."

Tammy Fabian Taets wrote on Nov 16, 2021:

"My deepest sympathy for your loss. Brian was a great guy. So many fun memories of him growing up. "

Marie (Shea) Kvam wrote on Nov 16, 2021:

"Dear Schafer family, It makes me so sad to hear of Brian\'s passing. He definitely made the world a bright place !!! You all will be in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve the loss of Brian. Marie Kvam "

Bill Eckles wrote on Nov 16, 2021:

"Brian was a good man and always had a smile. May you all find kindness to warm you, sympathy to comfort you, and cherished memories to bring peace to your hearts."