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Eric J. Schafer

May 07, 1979 - January 12, 2015

Gathering:

5-7:00 P.M. Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

 

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Rosary at St. John’s Catholic Church in New Rockford at 7 PM on Friday, January 23, 2015, followed by a prayer service at 7:30.

Funeral Service:

10:00 AM on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at St. John's Catholic Church, New Rockford.

Arrangements:

Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Eric J. Schafer

May 07, 1979 - January 12, 2015

Obituary

Eric John Schafer, 35, of Fargo, ND, died on January 12, 2015. He was born May 7, 1979 in Jamestown, ND, to Bill and Lois (Hartl) Schafer. He lived his early years in New Rockford, ND, and graduated from Fargo North High School in 1997. He attended NDSU. After living several years in Austin, TX, he returned to Fargo in 2006.

Eric was employed at dogIDs in Fargo, an environment that allowed him to blend his love of animals with his passion for business. In addition to an innate love of animals and people, he had an adventurous spirit that led him to rock climbing, sky diving, kayaking, and snorkeling. He lived his much-too-brief life with purpose and passion.

He is survived by his parents, his brother Ryan and Emily (Pearson) Kerrville, TX, his grandmothers, Lillie Hartl and Margaret Schafer, both of New Rockford, special friend Aubray Dombeck and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Memorials are preferred to 4 Luv of Dog Rescue.

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25 responses to “Eric J. Schafer”

  1. Tim & Joyce Koontz says:

    Council Bluffs IowaBill Lois & Family,

    We are so sad to hear of Eric’s passing. You are all in our hearts, thoughts, & prayers. We feel that we knew Eric because we knew you & we know he experienced your love. May the peace of God fill your days. Always, Tim & Joyce
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  2. Dan & Jean Laber says:

    Wausau WIBill & Lois,

    Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, although we had not seen
    Eric for many years, he was in school with our son Jason (St James) and remember what a cute, sweet boy he was, remember the good times cherish the memories
    God Bless, Dan and Jean Laber;

  3. Joelyn Bymoen Scriba says:

    bemidji ndI am so sorry for the loss of your son Eric.
    Riki shared the news with me. Beyond our earthly pain, there is peace and everlasting life. My condolences to you and your families.
    ;

  4. Joni and Jeremy Price says:

    West Fargo ND

    Dear Bill and Lois,

    We are deeply sorry for your loss. We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Psalm 18:28 тАЬYou, Lord, keep my lamp burning my God turns my darkness into light.тАЭ;

  5. Polaris Kyo says:

    Austin TXI’m not sure what to say. I’m stunned. We had SO many amazing adventures! I’m unable to be there to bid farewell so I wish my sincerest condolences to your entire Family. I was just texted by Corey in Madison and he & Maggie are driving just to be there for the funeral too! I also contacted Brittney and I know she sends her condolences too! We both have posted photos from your Couchsurfing profile to our facebooks to just communicate in our own way too. Brittney and I were just talking about you literally just the other night! Thanks for being such a bright and happy person! You will be missed Eric!! Be well Brother!! Much love from afar… ;

  6. Lee and Carol Erickson says:

    Fargo ND

    Bill and Lois
    So sorry to hear of the loss of Eric, our thought and prayers are will you.;

  7. Matthew Geske & Virgilio Crespo says:

    Arlington VADear Aunt Lois, Uncle Bill, Cousin Ryan and Emily –

    For us, one word describes Eric: \”Adventurous\”!
    We always admired his throw-caution-to-the-wind attitude and passion for life’s experiences and discoveries. It was his great gift – to himself and to those around him. He will be sorely missed by everyone in the family.
    With great love –
    Matt and Ili;

  8. Denise Rogers says:

    Fargo ND

    My sympathy to you Lois and to your family. My heart aches for you all…. What a handsome and wonderful man Eric was. I am so glad I got to meet Eric. He was so polite and a pleasure to visit with. I will pray for you all as you work thru this. Love to you. ;

  9. Richard and Sandy O'Connor says:

    Bill and Lois: We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your son Eric. We cannot even begin to know the sorrow you are feeling. Please know that we keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Richard and Sandy;

  10. Keith West Fargo Aviation says:

    West Fargo ND

    Bill and Lois,
    We are so very sorry for the loss of your dear son Eric. Cherish the memories, and know that our hearts and prayers are with you in the tough time.

    Keith & Jo;

  11. Robert Rood says:

    Gold Canyon ArizonaSo sorry to hear of the loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Bob and Nancy Rood;

  12. Anna Gaffrey Knier says:

    My mom (Mary) shared your family’s news with me today… I will hold you all and your son in prayer. I’m so, so sorry for your loss.;

  13. Dee Rolfson says:

    West Fargo ND

    There are no words that can ease the pain you must be feeling. I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.;

  14. Danny Wise says:

    Abercrombie North DakotaUncle Bill and Aunt Lois my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. ;

  15. Matt Geske and Virgilio Crespo says:

    Arlington VADear Auntie Lois, Uncle Bill, cousin Ryan and Emily,

    We are so very thankful for the wonderful time we spent with Eric this past Christmas at the Hartl farm. We always admired Eric’s truly adventurous spirit. He fully believed in \”Carpe Diem\”. We will miss him immeasurably.
    With great love,
    Matt and Ili;

  16. Tom and Nancy Boyle says:

    West Fargo North DakotaDear Bill and Lois,
    Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. We pray that your burden may be lightened by your memories of Eric, and by the desire of others to share your grief. We are so sorry…our sincerest sympathy to you and your family. May God bless and comfort your family.

    Love, Tom & Nancy;

  17. Archie & Marveen Gilliss says:

    Lois & Bill,
    We are so sorry for your loss. So little anyone can do, but you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    God be with you, Arch & Marveen;

  18. Vida & Jerome says:

    Underwood ND

    Lois & Bill, Words cannot express how sorry we are for your tragic loss of Eric. May God give you strength in the days ahead with his promise of everlasting life. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you both and your family.;

  19. Anna Gaffrey Knier says:

    My mom (Mary) shared your family’s news with me today… I will hold you all and your son in prayer. I’m so, so sorry for your loss.;

  20. Lorene Peterson says:

    Moorhead MinnesotaDear Bill and Lois,
    I am so incredibly sad to hear about Eric. I can only imagine the heartache you are feeling. Please know that I am here to provide support and a shoulder to cry on, and any advice that may be helpful as a parent who has also lost a child. I always had a spot in my heart for Eric when Lois would tell me about his adventures, I thought he seemed like a very cool guy!! Such a loss. I will be praying for your whole family. Love, Lorene;

  21. Jim Krogh says:

    West Fargo ND

    Bill, Lois and Ryan,
    We are sorry to learn of your loss of Eric. We appreciate the time he spent at the skydiving club and the West Fargo Airport. Please accept our sympathies.
    Blue Skies and Soft Winds,
    Jim Krogh for Skydive Fargo
    ;

  22. Jim Krogh for Skydive Fargo says:

    West Fargo ND

    Bill, Lois and Ryan,
    We are sorry to learn of your loss of Eric. We appreciate the time he spent at the skydiving club and the West Fargo Airport. Please accept our sympathies.
    Blue Skies and Soft Winds,
    Jim Krogh for Skydive Fargo;

  23. Tim Hager says:

    Fargo ND

    Eric, you will truly be missed. You were such a great guy and friend to many! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family! Peace be with you and all who had the pleasure of knowing you…;

  24. Ralph Dyrness says:

    Valley City North DakotaDear Bill & Lois,
    Jean and I want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We know words at this point may seem pointless, but we are confident that prayer is not-so please know we will hold you each along with the rest of your family in prayer as you journey through this time of sorrow. Love, Ralph n Jean;

  25. Vickie Hoss says:

    Fargo ND

    Bill, Lois, Ryan, and Emily,
    We are so sad to hear of your loss. Our hearts hurt for you, can’t imagine your heartache. Even though we hadn’t seen Eric in quite a few years, it was always fun to catch up when you talked about your boys! He was such a sweet guy, I am remembering the times we made bunny cakes and our 4 kids played out in the yard together! Hugs to you!;

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