Alfred Theodore Schaak, Sr.

Alfred Theodore Schaak, Sr., passed away peacefully at his home on Oct. 19, 2023, at the age of 95. He was surrounded by love from his family.

Alfred was born in Monte Vista, Colo., at the Monte Vista Hospital to Adolph T. Schaak and Mary Van Treese Schaak on Aug. 23, 1928. He was their miracle baby.

Alfred farmed for many years of life until he joined the Monte Vista COOP, where he provided propane services to so many around the San Luis Valley. If you knew Alfred, you knew he carried a bag of yummy suckers in his truck to give to all his customers and their children. Alfred retired with the Monte Vista COOP after 33 years of service.

Alfred loved the outdoors. He always had one of the best-looking gardens. He also loved to ride motorcycles and snowmobiles. Alfred was also a member and past president of a 4-Wheeling club. He was a past member of the Monte Vista Elks, a member of the Silver Threaders Snow Mobile Club. He liked hunting, fishing, camping and roasting weenies and marshmallows over a campfire. He was an avid Denver Broncos fan.

Alfred was preceded in death by his wife, Betty A Schaak, mother of eight of his children, his parents, Adolph T. Schaak and Mary Van Treese-Schaak, his children, Danny Schaak, Robert Schaak, Cynthia Schaak (infant), Terri Holman and Michael Schaak.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Worley-Schaak, his children, Rodney Schaak, Grand Junction, Colo., Karen Schaak, Alamosa, Colo., Michele Schaak, Alamosa, Colo., Alfred (Allison) Schaak Jr., Monte Vista, Colo., and Alan (Marcia) Schaak, Krugerville, Texas, his 11 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. He was loved by his family, and he will be greatly missed.

Services were held Monday, Oct. 23, at 11 a.m. at Rogers Mortuary in Monte Vista, Colo., with burial to follow at the San Luis Valley Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Hospice del Valle, who assisted the family with Alfred’s care.

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