January 19, 1948 - January 16, 2015

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for David A. Schepers, 66 of St. Cloud who passed away on Friday at the St. Cloud Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Rev. Thomas Knoblach and Rev. Al Stangl will concelebrate and burial will be at the Minnesota State Veteran’s Cemetery near Little Falls. Friends and relatives may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday morning. Parish prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

David A. Schepers was born on January 19, 1948 in St. Cloud to Emmett “Red” and Bridget (Kutzera) Schepers. He graduated from Cathedral High School in 1965 and from St. Paul Technical College in 1968. Dave served his country in the United States Army in Vietnam from 1968 – 1970. He married Sharon Zirbes on April 18, 1970 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud. In 1972 he completed his bachelor’s degree in marketing from St. Cloud State University. Dave lived in St. Cloud all his life and worked in the jewelry business with his father prior to purchasing Schepers Jewelers in 1973. The business has been operating in St. Cloud since 1950, celebrating 65 years in business this year. Dave was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, East Side VFW Post 4847 and Waite Park American Legion Post 428. Dave was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends at the cabin. He was a natural storyteller and always had a joke to tell. Dave was very kind, generous and a friend to anyone who met him.

Survivors include his loving wife, Sharon of St. Cloud; sons and daughter, Craig of St. Cloud, Pete (Lynnette) of St. Michael, Eric (Ashley Robatcek) of St. Cloud, Joy (James) Sherwood of Becker; sisters, Marilyn Brown of Burnsville, Rosalyn (Harlen) Heying of Waite Park, Penny Bergstraser of Clear Lake, Barbara (Bob) Kujawa of Parker, CO, Audrey (Paul) Preus of Plymouth; grandchildren, Olivia, Mason, Evan and Carter; and his dog, Buffy. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.