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Jim "Slippery" Schaeffer

October 25, 1940 — July 17, 2021

Jim "Slippery" Schaeffer

Jim “Slippery” Schaeffer October 25, 1940 – July 17, 2021 Lifelong Eastside resident Jim graduated from St. Thomas Academy with the class of 1958 and went on to become a pharmacist and worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital (where he met his future wife), Guertin’s and Snyder Drug. Jim was known to go out of his way to help people. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a friend to many. Jim was a lifelong member of the NRA, Bald Eagle Gun Club, Como Gun Club, Viola Gun Club, and the Twin Cities Muzzleloader Club and many other clubs of interest. He held an average score of 24.5 in Trap & Skeet and was the captain of the St. Thomas Rifle team. Jim loved the outdoors and could be found hunting duck, pheasant or deer or enjoying the lakes or streams while fishing. He commonly brought Germaine, his wife of 54 years, along with into the outdoors. She proudly out fished him and will gladly tell you about that. The two of them took a total of 11 trips to The Boundary Waters. Jim loved to play with and train dogs, so he always had them around. Lately, he was usually accompanied by his 4-legged, German Short Hair companion, Ralph. It was often overheard, "Let's pack up and go for a burger and a beer", even if the fish just started to bite. This invitation was often extended to just about anyone who would stop and talk with Jim. When Jim decided to try something, he went 110% into it. This included geocaching, fencing, archery, karate, rollerblading and many other spur of the moment pastimes. Along the way, his friend base grew with every new pastime. Jim was known to have a very large email chain that he would keep in touch with everyone he met. He was so very proud of his granddaughters, Josie and Jamie. He thought they were, "Kool," even if they called him, "Bumpy Head." Jim "Slippery" Schaeffer will truly be missed by everyone he met throughout his life. Blessed be his memory. Germaine and Suzie would like to thank the many caregivers that have taken care of Dad - Entira Family Clinic, Woodbury (especially Dr. John Dickhudt,) all the caregivers at Minnesota Oncology, Woodwinds Hospital - Woodbury and last but not least, all the girls from Morning Glory Home Care. Thank you to all our friends for your ongoing prayers and support. We appreciate you all! One last parting statement from Jim, "Semper ubi, Sub-ubi." Obituary published in the Pioneer Press on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Jim “Slippery” Schaeffer October 25, 1940 – July 17, 2021 Lifelong Eastside resident Jim graduated from St. Thomas Academy and went on to become a pharmacist at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Guertin’s and Snyder Drug. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a friend to many. He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Lorraine and brother, Randy. Jim is survived by his dear wife of 54 years, Germaine; daughter, Susan (Joseph Gorski); granddaughters, Josie and Jamie; his sidekick, Ralph the German Shorthair; nieces, Terri, Kate and Maggie; and many friends and other family. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00am on Friday, July 23 at Church of St. Mary, 261 E 8th St., St. Paul. Visitation 1 hour prior to Mass at church. Burial at Union Cemetery.
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Friday, July 23, 2021

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261 E 8th St, Saint Paul, MN 55101

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