Ashley, ND-Funeral service for Ronald A. Schauer, 72, of Ashley will be 11:00 am, Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Zion Lutheran Church in Ashley. The family prefers casual wear of attendees. Rev. Susan Anderson will officiate. The service will be live streamed and available at www.Carlsenfh.com under Ronald’s obituary.
Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery.
There will be visitation for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Ronald died September 3, 2020 at Ashley Medical Center.
Ronald was born July 23, 1948 to Arthur and Deloris (Tschetter) Schauer in Eureka, SD. He grew up on the family homestead farm, which was homesteaded in 1889. He lived and farmed there all of his life raising small grains and livestock. Ronald graduated from Ashley High School, with the class of 1966. He then attended North Dakota School of Science in Wahpeton where he studied auto mechanics for two years earning his certification.
He was united in marriage to Geraldine Glaesman on September 26, 1970 in St. James Lutheran Church at Leola. SD. In 2003 he suffered a major heart attack that forced him to cut back on his farming activities. He and Geraldine continued living on the farm.
Ronald was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle when he was younger and in 1993, he and all three of his sons attended the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally together. Hunting was an activity he looked forward to and also liked his trips to the casino. He loved to plant trees on his property. Ronald had his master’s degree in B.S., while visiting with friends.
Grateful for having shared Ronald’s life are his wife of nearly 50 years, Geraldine; three sons, Scott (Jessie) Schauer of Florence, CO, Steven (Heidi) Schauer of Ashley, ND and Shane (Cyndi) Schauer of Aberdeen; daughter, Amanda Schauer of Bismarck, ND; eight grandchildren; mother, Deloris Schauer of Ashley; brother, Kenny (Shari) Schauer of Andover, MN and sister, Luci (Russ) Schauer of Kintyre, ND.
He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur (5-24-2011).
Honorary Casketbearers will be Ronald’s grandchildren.
Casketbearers will be Ron Glaesman, Rick Glaesman, Joel Schauer, Johnny Schauer, Ryan Schauer, Rodney Meidinger, Tanner Meidinger and Perry Blocker.
The family prefers memorials to Farm Rescue.
Carlsen Funeral Home of Ashley has been entrusted with arrangements.