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Remembering John Schaefer

We are saddened to hear that John Schaefer, former 1.Vorstand of Gauverband Nordamerika, passed away on November 21, 2022.  John was elected as a Beisitzer at the Delegates Meeting in Denver in 1969.  He served in that role until he was elected to the position of 2.Vorstand in Milwaukee in January 1974.  John then served the Gauverband in this capacity until he was elected as our 1.Vorstand in Anaheim 2002.  John remained in that position until he was once again elected as a Beisitzer and served in that capacity until his retirement from the Gauausschuss in 2014.  In total John spent 45 years on the Gauausschuss, four as the 1.Vorstand, 28 as 2.Vorstand, and 13 as a Beisitzer.  For his many years of service to the Gauverband, John was named to the position of Ehrenausschuss at the Executive Board Meeting in Buffalo 2015.

John was a very well respected Trachtler, both in the Milwaukee area, as well as throughout North America, and in Bayern.  Because of his involvement in so many other German organizations, John would often bring new ideas to the table, and his booming voice could always be heard during our Ausschuss discussions.  John was often quick to bring a joke or funny story to every situation.  He will be forever missed and remembered at all future events of our organization.

John was also the father of Cindy Regenfuss, our Ehrenvortänzerin.  We send our sincere condolences to the entire Schaefer family.

Ruhe in Frieden.

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