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Obituary for Braden J. Schaefer

Braden “Brad” John Schaefer, age 23, of Watertown South Dakota, passed away peacefully the morning of April 27, 2021.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am, Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Foursquare Family Worship Center in Watertown with Reverend Steve Ferguson officiating.

Visitation will be from 5-8 pm, with a prayer service and time of sharing starting at 7:00 pm, Friday, April 30, 2021 at Foursquare Family Worship Center.

Interment will be at Milbank City Cemetery in Milbank, SD.

Pallbearers will be Robby Schaefer, Ryan Schaefer, Nate Schaefer, Adam Ericsson, Ty Teveldal, Justin Clem and Jason Stormo.

Honorary pallbearers will be his “Drifting Family”.

Braden was born January 2, 1998, to Jackie Schaefer. Braden had a big personality with an even bigger heart. He was adored by his nieces and nephews and was a magnet for all that met him and would instantly love him. Braden was never without his huge smile and unmistakable laugh. Braden grew up with a house (and yard) full of animals that all loved him.

He loved to take things apart and put them back together, even as a little boy. His love of cars was in his blood. He found drifting and it became his passion. His drifting friends became part of his family. He enjoyed traveling and exploring new places, having movie nights, and playing video games.

He is preceded in death by his beloved sister, Jaden, and his great grandparents, Dale & Emma LaFollette, and John & Ella Schaefer.

Braden is survived by his mother, Jackie (Larin) Schaefer; his daughter, Journi Jade "JJ"; his grandparents, Harvey & Deanna Schaefer of Milbank, SD; his siblings, Sherri (Jason) Stormo, nephew and nieces, Chase, Taylor, Kolbi and Riley Stormo all of Lake Norden, SD, Brooke (Clint) Hamilton and nephew Zane of Hazel, SD; uncles, Randy (Theresa) Schaefer of Madison, SD and Rick (Shannon) Schaefer of Sioux Falls, SD; aunt, Lori (Mike) Maher of Brookings, SD; and numerous cousins and friends.

Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel serving the family.