Richard O. Schabel, St. Augusta


Richard O. Schabel, age 77, of St. Augusta died Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at the St. Cloud Hospital.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 18, 2014 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Luxemburg with Fr. Ron Weyrens as the Celebrant.  Burial will follow in the Parish Cemetery.  Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday and 9:30-10:15 a.m. Saturday in Mary Hall of St. Wendelin’s in Luxemburg.  A vigil service will be held 7:00 p.m. Friday at Mary Hall.  Memorials are preferred to St. Wendelins’s School.
Richard Oswald Schabel was born May 28, 1937 at the family farm in St. Augusta Township to Leonard and Margaret (Brambrink) Schabel.  He served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves.  He owned and operated the family farm all his life.  Rich enjoyed working the farm, horseback riding and keeping up with the families of his friends and neighbors.
He is survived by his sisters and brothers, Janet (Leon) Kieke of Luxemburg, Lawrence (Rose) Schabel of Carlisle, Karen (John) Murphy of Madison Lake, Ronald (Debbie) Schabel of Clearwater and Margie (Barry) Monson of Maple Lake; sister-in-law, Jean Schabel of South Haven; close friends, Mark (Stacy) Notch of Luxemburg and John (Marla) Honer of Rockville, Tom (Connie) Heid of New Prague; 19 nieces and nephews and 42 great nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Roland and Roger Schabel; brother-in-law, Pat Willette; cousin, Ervin Schabel; and life long friends, John Hayenga and Henry Kunkel.
The pallbearers will be Mark Notch, John, Josh and Jacob Honer, Paul Hayenga and Steve Voigt.  The honorary pallbearers will be Rudy, Nolan and Kortney Notch and Ben Schabel.  Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Kimball.