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Vernon 'Rusty' Schauer

July 30, 1932 — October 7, 2017

Vernon 'Rusty' Schauer

Vernon ‘Rusty’ Schauer, 85, Jamestown, ND died Saturday evening October 7, 2017 at the Napoleon Care Center in Napoleon, ND.

Vernon W Schauer was born to Emmanuel & Caroline (Ketterling) Schauer on July 30th, 1932 in Dawson North Dakota. Rusty, as he is called, graduated from Dawson High School in 1951. After graduation he worked one year on the railroad before enlisting in the U.S. Navy in April of 1952. He spent four years in the Navy during the Korean war. He was stationed in the west coast. While in service he met his future wife Marsha Wood, who was from White, South Dakota. After Rusty received an honorable discharge from the Navy he moved to Bismarck, North Dakota. He was then accepted in the school of X-ray technology at Q&R clinic in Bismarck. After receiving his certification for an X-ray technologist, he stayed as a staff member & instructor for the school for several years.

He married Marsha Wood on May 6th, 1956 in White, South Dakota. They had two children, Dawn and Kirk. Rusty and Marsha moved to Jamestown in 1977. While residing in Jamestown he worked for the Jamestown Hospital and Dakota clinic (Sanford clinic today). Rusty retired from Sanford clinic on March 20th, 2014 after working in the X-ray technology field for a total of 58 ½ years. Rusty moved to the Napoleon Assisted Living in July 2016 until the time of his death. His greatest joy in life were his grandchildren who he treated like royalty. He often referred to Karissa as his princess who grew up to be a queen. He spent many hours golfing with his grandson Austin and those were cherished times for him. He thoroughly enjoyed his work and spending time with his co-workers, which created lasting friendships. One of his most loved hobbies was maintaining a pristine yard. He was a man of god and his faith was important to him. He treated all with kindness. He had an incredible sense of humor who he shared with everyone. There could be no gathering without him telling a few jokes. He will be deeply missed by family and friends.

He is survived by his son Kirk Schauer , daughter-in-law Marcia Schauer, granddaughter Karissa Schauer, grandson Austin Schauer all of Bismarck , his daughter Dawn Murphy and son-in-law Chuck Murphy Overland Park Kansas, two brothers, and one sister.

Rusty is preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, and 5 sisters. His wife Marsha passed away on January 6th, 2015.

Funeral Service – 2:00 PM Friday October 13, 2017 at the Concordia Lutheran Church with Rev. Tom Eckstein, pastor officiating

Visitation – 4-6 pm Thursday October 12, 2017 at the Haut Funeral Chapel in Jamestown

Burial – Fairfield Cemetery in White, SD (Saturday)


Thursday, October 12, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Haut Funeral Home - Jamestown
1101 5th Ave Northeast
Jamestown, North Dakota 58401

Funeral Service

Friday, October 13, 2017
2:00 PM

Concordia Lutheran Church
502 1st Ave North
Jamestown, ND 58401


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Fairview Cemetery

White, SD 57276

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