Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Margaret & Art Schaefer

Today was Margaret (Zitek) Schaefer's funeral here in Seward. Her husband Art died a couple years ago. Margaret's obituary listed 9 children, 22 Grandchildren, 42 Great Grandchildren & 3 Great Great Grandchildren. Family members would exceed 100 by including spouses. Art and Margaret were married on September 29, 1942 in Dwight, NE. My Diary entry for that date includes: "Art & Margaret Zitek got married; had wedding dance. I drove and took the Plautz boys and their girls (Vern & Verna and Don & Betty). Willard (Kilzer) and Betty (Augusta) stood up." My clearest memory of the dance is visiting with Anton Stehlik, an old neighbor bachelor, cleaned up and dressed in a full black suit. Art was a good baseball player and Margaret's brothers were also good athletes. The "Schaefer athletic genes" have contributed to the success of various sports in the community over the years. I was in the 4th or 5th grade at Oak Grove Country School when Art and I first played "ball". (He had gone to Parochial school in Garland for a couple years). Art went on to pitch in the Pioneer League and we played together for Garland in the Blue Valley League and for Seward in the Cornhusker League. The Schaefer family has been among our friends for many, many years. 

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