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Harry E. Schaa

September 22, 1938 — April 28, 2016

Harry E. Schaa, age 77 of Granville, IA died Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Sanford Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Monday, May 2, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville, IA, with Father Terry Roder officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Granville.  Visitation with family present will be Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 4-8 PM, there will be a rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service 7 p.m. all at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Granville. Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen, IA.

Harry Schaa was born on Sept. 22, 1938 the son of Harry and Mildred (Schwarz) Schaa in Ritter, Iowa. Harry was raised in the Ashton area and attended country, public and St. Joe’s Catholic School in Ashton. He then entered the United States Navy and was stationed on the San Diego Navy Base from 1955-1957.

On June 21, 1958 Harry was united in marriage to Charlette (Scheiber) at Heron Lake, MN.  The couple would have celebrated 58 years of marriage in June.  Harry and Charlette trucked cross country together for 16 years.  In his spare time he loved (time with Charlette) going for rides, woodworking, visiting with his coffee friends and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Harry is survived by his wife of 58 years, Charlette of Granville; his children, daughter Peggy Sue Schaa of Nebraska, daughter, Theresa (Barry) Gordon of Ramona, SD, son, Steve (Karla) Schaa of Mercer, PA, daughter, Janet (Jim) Heilman of Orange City, IA, daughter, Lisa (Matt) Meendering of West Des Moines, IA; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; ten siblings, Darlene (Lowell) Van Briesen of Ashton, Margie (Leister) Bowling of Sparta, MO, Kathy (Dan) Meinen of Mt. Pleasant, IA, Patty Tjepkes and friend Arnie Dwire of Ashton, Carl (Karla) Schaa of Ashton, IA, Dave (Rosie) Schaa of Mead, CO, Rose Ann Tewald of Spencer, IA, Maxine Feekes of Sioux Center, IA, Linda Schaa of Ashton and Mike Schaa of Ashton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jeanette Rolfes of Iona, MN, Darlette Rolfes of Slayton, MN, Arlyn (Barb) Scheiber of Kasson, MN, Merlyn (JoAnn) Scheiber of Sioux Falls, SD, Garnette Ulrich, of Belle Fourch, SD, Annette (Jim) Honerman of Adrian,MN, Lynette (Tom) King of Phoenix, AZ, Connie and Muriel Schaa and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Harry was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Mildred Schaa, Charlette’s parents, Alvin (Alma) Scheiber,one son, Daniel, three brothers, Ben, Bob and Kenneth Schaa, one brother-in-law, Duane (Norma) Scheiber, two sisters-in-law, Harriette and Paulette Scheiber.

Casket bearers Marv Moos, Nate Mosterd, Jon Verzani, Nic Meendering, Tom Even III and Ben Meendering.

Honorary bearers will be Tony Auchstetter, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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