NEW ULM — Herb Schaper, 87, of New Ulm passed away to Eternal Life with Jesus on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 at the Oak Hills Living Center. He was surrounded by his loving family and holding the hand of the greatest earthly caretaker, his wife Dorothy, at the time of his death. Herb battled courageously until the very end and is now safe in his Heavenly Home.
A service of Christian Funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm with Pastor Donald Sutton officiating. A private burial will take place at a later date in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery. Military honors will be provided at church by the New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor Honor Guard.
Visitation will take place prior to the time of service from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church.
The Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm is handling the arrangements.
To leave an online condolence for his family or to sign the guest book go towww.mvfh.org
Herb is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Dorothy Schaper of New Ulm; sons, Blake (Patti) Schaper of New Ulm, Blair Schaper of New Berlin, Wisconsin, Brad (Laura) Schaper of Onalaska, Wisconsin; grandchildren: Aaron, Connor and Addison Schaper and also nephews and niece, Lance Kuester, Randy Melzer, Steven Melzer, Jason Wegner and Jodi Wegner.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Rolland Schaper; his in-laws, Herman and Emma Schapekahm-Franke and Walter Franke; and by a granddaughter, Lauren Schaper.
Born on Dec. 18, 1931 to Otto and Lean (Seute) Schaper, Herb was baptized and confirmed At St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Ulm where he was a lifetime member. Herb married Dorothy Schapekahm of New Ulm on Sept. 18, 1954 and was blessed with three sons, Blake, Blair and Brad.
Herb had a love of the New Ulm community that inspired a lifelong passion to serve. This driving energy produced a history of community service found in baseball, the church, military, community projects, and so much more. He had an unwavering goal that everything must be first class, be done right and achieve the very best possible results. Herb was the founder, owner, CEO of Master Graphics of Minnesota until the time of his retirement in 1994.
The family would like to thank the Pastoral Staff at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church for their spiritual care, Dr. Scott Rysdahl, the Staff at Oak Hills Living Center, the Veteran’s Administration and a special thanks to Laci, Kelly, Greg and Marissa for their compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, gifts and memorials may be directed to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and School Building Fund, New Ulm Baseball Association (Johnson Park) and the Minnesota Military Foundation.
To God be the Glory!
Ich bin klein
Mein Herz ist rein
Soll niemand darin wohnen
Als Jesus allein.