Albert “Rusty” Schieber, 88, of Dell Rapids, SD, formerly of Colman, SD, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017, at Avera Dells Area Hospital, Dell Rapids. He was born October 29, 1928 at Thunderhawk, SD, to John and Lena (Kurt) Schieber. Rusty attended grade school in Brandt, SD, and graduated from high school at Toronto, SD. He entered the U.S. Navy and after his discharge was married to Joyce Colberg on October 30, 1949, at Luverne, MN. They lived in Astoria and Toronto and he drove truck for Thompson Brothers. They moved to Colman, SD in 1968 and Rusty drove for T & R Electric retiring in 1999. His wife preceded him in death on October 19, 1999. Rusty moved to Dell Rapids in 2015. He was a member of Colman Lutheran Church, former mayor of Colman, enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, cooking and was a former pool player.
Rusty is survived by five daughters, Kayleen (Richard) Kaduce, Eau Claire, WI; Deb Vrooman, Dell Rapids; Lori (Frank) Walker, Brandon; Lisa (Scott) Shearer, Brookings; Jody (John) Backer, Sioux City, IA; one son, John, Harrisburg, SD; 20 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. Rusty was preceded in death by his wife, parents, son-in-law Loren, six brothers, Herman, Frank, Joseph, Mike, John, Clifford, and two sisters, Catherine and Grace.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 6, 2017 at Colman Lutheran Church with burial in the Colman Cemetery. Visitation is 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Sunday at Skroch Funeral Chapel, Colman. On-line condolences may be left at the Skroch Funeral Home website.