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Donald J Schaecher

July 13, 1933 — November 30, 2022

Donald J. Schaecher, 89, of Omaha, formerly of David City died Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at the Rose Blumkin Jewish Home.

Per Don's wishes, he was cremated and there will be no public viewing.

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE: MEMORIAL MASS WILL NOW BE HELD AT ST. STEPHEN THE MARTYR CHURCH IN OMAHA. TIME OF FUNERAL REMAINS THE SAME.

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Don was born on July 13, 1933 in rural Platte Center, Nebraska, to Albert and Mary (Schumacher) Schaecher. He graduated from St Frances Catholic High School in Humphrey in 1951. He attended Jr. College in San Diego, California. He was united in marriage to Dorothy M. Paprocki at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Tarnov, NE on April, 21, 1956. To this union 5 children were born; Robert, Jayne, Mark, Carol and Kurt. They lived in Platte County for 4 years before moving to David City, Nebraska in 1960.

Don managed the Al-Fa Meal Company, owned and operated a package liquor store Southern XV, owned and operated Don Way Manufacturing; all in David City. Don enjoyed visiting with friends and relatives and he had a genuine interest in local events and discussing world issues. He always had a helping hand where his experience was needed. He was a lifetime member of the Catholic Church. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in David City, for 52 years, served as a lector. He was a member of St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Gretna, NE. He was a lifetime member of the Knight’s of Columbus Tihen Council 1717. He was a member of the David City golf club, achieving a hole-in-one, twice. He was a member of David City Fellowship Club, David City Chamber of Commerce and a past president of the David City Jaycees.

After he retired in 1998, he and his wife Dorothy, spent the winters in Phoenix, AZ. In 2012 they moved to Omaha, Nebraska.

Don is survived by his wife, Dorothy “Dot” of Omaha. Daughters Jayne (Heidi Schreiber) Schaecher, New Brighton, MN and Carol (Jason) Camp of San Anselmo, CA. Sons Mark (Gwen) Schaecher of Phoenix, AZ and Kurt (Leslie) Schaecher of Ashland, NE. Granddaughters, Lauren, Madison and Kenedy Schaecher, Julie Forsman. Grandsons, Harrison, Jackson, Carson Camp and Benjamin Schaecher. Great grandchildren Kendyl, Brody, Landri Forsman of Lincoln, NE. Sisters Moreen Thiessen of Geneseo, IL, Marilyn Samuelson of Taylor Ridge, IL, and Jolene Richardson of Blue Grass, IA, Sisters-in-law Marlee Schaecher of Bettendorf, IA and Charlotte Jemison (Ray) of Columbus, NE, Brothers-in-law Richard Preister of Lindsay, NE and Melvin Schrant of Humphrey, NE.

Don was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Mary (Schumacher) Schaecher, his
mother and father-in-law John P. and Mae (Cuba) Paprocki, son Robert, brothers Marvin, James, Kenneth, Perry, and sister Bonnie Kozma. He is also proceeded by numerous aunts, uncles, brother and sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews.
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Friday, December 16, 2022

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Stephen the Martyr

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Friday, December 16, 2022

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St. Stephen the Martyr

16701 S Street, Omaha, NE 68135

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Funeral Lunch

Friday, December 16, 2022

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Burial

Friday, December 16, 2022

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St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery

3452 North Road, David City, NE 68632

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