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Official Obituary of

Richard John Schriefer

October 20, 1927 ~ February 27, 2024 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Richard Schriefer Obituary

The Lord called Mr. Richard John Schriefer, 96, home on Tuesday, February 27, 2024.

Richard (Dick) was born on October 20, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York to the late Henry Diedrich and Elsie Lillian (Enkemeier) Schriefer. He was a Life Scout in the Boy Scouts. Dick was drafted into the US Army in 1945 and served 18 months in Nuremberg Germany as a guard in the prison of war camps. 

Dick met his future bride, Lois Madeline Doughty in 1948 and they were married on March 25, 1950. They were married for 68 years until Lois’ death in 2018. Dick worked in electronics and as a Nuclear Medicine Field technician for Raytheon until his retirement in 1992. 

They had three children, Steven (Susan) of Clearwater, FL, Keith (Denise) of Clover, SC, and Donna Johnson (Craig) of Jamestown, TN. Dick loved spending time with his sons doing Boy Scouts and Little League and he shared a love of horses with his daughter.  He was an avid bowler and was on a men’s league for over 50 years. Dick enjoyed watching his favorite sports teams rooting the NY Mets and NY Islanders. 

Dick loved God and Jesus. He and Lois were members of the Lutheran Church of St. Stephen in Hicksville from 1956-2014. When they moved to Clover, SC they joined the First United Methodist Church of Clover. 

Dick is survived by his 3 children, sisters-in-law Lorraine Schriefer of Dodgeville, WI and Joan Johnson (Joseph) Holbrook, NY, 5 grandchildren, Daniel, April, Christopher, Ashley and Keith. He also had 7 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Lois, his sister Marilyn Donaldson and brother Eugene.  

The family has elected for no services at this time. It was Lois’ wish for her ashes to be mixed with Dick’s and the choice was his as to the placement. Dick wanted his ashes to be spread at the last place he rode a horse with his daughter. The place will be in Raspberry Gulch, Nathrop, CO with a view of Mt. Princeton in July to commentate the last date he rode a horse. Hopefully the last horse he rode, Sky, will be the one to carry their ashes.  Anyone interested in joining for the occasion will be welcome and you can contact Donna. No riding a horse will be necessary. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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