Harold P. Schiefelbein

Harold Paul Schiefelbein, 77, of rural Sumner, passed away at his home on Friday, March 16, 2018.

A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2018, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Chapel in Sumner with Rev. Joel Becker officiating. Visitation will follow at the funeral home from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday. Per Harold’s request, his body has been cremated. 

Harold was born on March 20, 1940, in rural Sumner, the son of Oscar and Carol (Summers) Schiefelbein. On June 18, 1961, he was united in marriage to Elaine Seehase (daughter of Edwin and Margaret (Warnke) Seehase) at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. To this union, three children were born, Randy, Kelly, and Jim. The couple and their family made their home on the Schiefelbein family farm for their entire married life. Harold worked hard on the farm raising corn, beans, hay, and milking Jersey dairy cattle. It was truly a family operation as his children had many fond memories of helping on the farm. Eventually, he sold the dairy cattle and then crop farmed until retirement. Harold was extremely proud of his children and their many accomplishments. It especially made him very happy over the past several years as his son, Jim, has rented the farmland and kept the family farm intact. Not to mention, this still allowed him the chance to pitch in and help with field work whenever he physically was able. Even though Harold worked hard on the farm, he was never too busy for a game of cards. He could routinely be found at either Oran or Westgate with his “card buddies” playing cards daily. Over the years, many of his “card buddies” have also gone to eternal rest. There is no doubt right now, there is a very lively and spirited game of cards taking place in heaven. Harold was also involved in his community as he served as a Director on the Oran Mutual Telephone Board from 1979-2002.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elaine of rural Sumner; two sons, Randy (Connie) Schiefelbein and Jim (Kathy) Schiefelbein, both of rural Sumner; daughter, Kelly (Ron) Richards of Fairbank; five grandchildren that he loved dearly, Kylee Schiefelbein, Kaitlyn Schiefelbein, Nathan (Heather) Richards, Aaron Richards, and Erica Schiefelbein; one great-grandson, Raegan Richards (the grandchildren loved his sense of humor and how grandpa had the uncanny knack of wiggling his ears at them); one sister, Verna Kerns of Westgate; brother-in-law, Melvin (Bonnie) Seehase of Sumner; two sisters-in-law, LaVera (Jerry) Jensen of Council Bluffs and Marlene (Robert) Clowers of Galena Park, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Alvin who died in infancy and Charles.


Harry and Charlene on March 23, 2018 at 8:20 AM said:

Elaine and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We were coming up but the weather didn't sound good.We enjoyed the good times when the family got together.
Darlys Schulz on March 21, 2018 at 6:12 PM said:

So Sorry to hear Harold passed. Elaine and Family Cherish his Memorys in your hearts.And he well always be with you.Our Love and Prayers are with you at this sad time.
Scott Cripe - Wapsie Class of 1980 on March 21, 2018 at 6:25 AM said:

Randy and family - My deepest sympathies to your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kevin and Danielle Voy on March 19, 2018 at 10:34 AM said:

Sympathy to your family at this time of loss.
Leo Jones on March 19, 2018 at 7:57 AM said:

Sorry for your loss. I didn't know your dad but I know you guys my prays are with you all.
Anonymous on March 19, 2018 at 6:59 AM said:

Elaine and family: Sorry for the loss of Harold. He was a good person and had fun when I worked at 4 Roads Inn and you all always came in to eat and visit. Sandy Wedemeier and family. I am still in College Station, TX.
Russ Cox on March 18, 2018 at 8:39 PM said:

The entire Schiefelbein families have my sincerest & deepest sympathies!
Harold was a good ol'boy in my eyes and I always enjoyed visting with him over the years throughout our community.....especially when I would get that phone call from him on coming over to get another critter! Memories are priceless....Grins always!
Ron Parmley Schwans man on March 18, 2018 at 1:23 PM said:

Sorry for you loss, always enjoyed visiting when I stopped by.
Plotes on March 18, 2018 at 6:53 AM said:

Our deepest sympathy!
Lisa Rubendall and family on March 17, 2018 at 9:14 PM said:

So many memories of Harold throughout the years. He will be missed by many. Hugs and prayers to the family!
Lori (Bellinger) Litterer on March 17, 2018 at 9:11 PM said:

Thinking of all my cousins with fond memories. Condolences to the family.
Imogene Wilkinson on March 17, 2018 at 9:02 PM said:

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for you during this time.
Tera Bunn Sperfslage on March 17, 2018 at 6:53 PM said:

I am so sorry to hear of Harold's passing. I always enjoyed waiting on/serving/ visiting with both of you over the years at the Tap. May your memories help to ease your pain.
Ryan Steinbronn on March 17, 2018 at 6:36 PM said:

Thinking of you all. I am blessed to have you guys as neighbors!
Diean Sabin on March 17, 2018 at 4:46 PM said:

So sorry for your loss Elaine and family .
Gene and Jeanne Heineman on March 17, 2018 at 2:10 PM said:

Deepest sympathy Elaine, Kelly, Randy, and Jim and families

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