Ronald David Schacher was born July 21, 1943 in Moorhead, MN. He was raised and attended school in Jamestown, ND. After high school, he attended college at Mayville State before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served honorably in the military from 10/28/60 through 09/18/64 and again from August 31, 1965 through August 14, 1967. His military service included a tour of duty in Viet Nam.
He was employed at the Border Patrol in Grand Forks, ND, as a Supervisory Communications Equipment Operator from 1967 through l976, when he transferred to Blaine Washington as an Immigration Inspector. In 1982, he transferred to Pinecreek, Minnesota and was stationed there until 2001 when the Immigration Service became a part of the Department of Homeland Security. He was an inspector at the Roseau Port of Entry until he retired at the end of 2001.
He married Kathi Sand on July 3, 1976 in Crosby ND. They had been married 44 years when he passed away. For many years they enjoyed camping and fishing at their property on Lake of the Woods. There were a few adventures involving being out on the boat when storm clouds suddenly appeared, and there were many nights spent telling stories around the campfire.
He was an avid bowler and loved hunting grouse and fishing. He was also a talented artist. He adored his children, Lynne, John and Scott, and his grandchildren, Emma, Adam, Johnny, Alexa and Lanvin. He also just loved dogs, and had many happy stories of his dogs Tiny, Mitzi, Brandy, Tiny (named after the original Tiny), Patches and Buddy.
He requested there not be funeral services, and cremation has taken place. May God bless the memory of Ronald David Schacher.
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