Charles Frederick Schaedler, Jr., 83

Charles Frederick Schaedler, Jr., age 83, formerly of Waterville, passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2023, in Arizona.

Born on June 25, 1939 in Minneapolis, MN to Charles Sr., and Enid Schaedler. Charles served in the US Air Force for  4 1/2 years before his honorable discharge. He retired from the United States Postal Service after 30 years of service. He was a loving and devoted husband and father.

Charles is survived by Marie, his loving wife of 28 years; children Charles Schaedler III, Steve (Gayle) Schaedler, Kevin (Jacque) Schaedler, Shelly (Bruce) Meyer, and Nicki LeBlanc; step-children Brian Johnson, Brent Johnson, and Jenny (John) Knutson; step-children by previous marriage Tammy (Russ) Kamin and Tim (Bonnie) Spaude; 20 grandchildren and one great-grandson. He is also survived by siblings Rich Schaedler, Jackie (Pat) Keegan, and Mary (Doug) LaFriniere. He was preceded in death by his parents and stepson by previous marriage, Rick Spaude.

Charles was a kind and gentle man. He enjoyed reading and doing crosswords in pen. He taught himself guitar as a teenager and played and sang throughout his life even though he never learned to read music. He was happiest when he was with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He was adored by his grandchildren as he had such a loving and silly relationship with them all. Taking them boating was his favorite hobby.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 29, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Waseca (309 6th St. NE). Visitation will follow at the church. A private interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 30.

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