August 12, 2015
- 11:00 AM with a visitation one hour prior
August 11, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
August 11, 2015
- 7:00 PM
Harry Joseph Schafer, 86, West Fargo, ND passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at Sanford Palliative Care, Fargo. He was born on June 6, 1929 to Harry and Irene (Daschner) Schafer in Argusville, ND. He grew up in Argusville and graduated from high school there. Harry served in the Army as a Corporal in the Korean War from 1951 until 1953 when he was honorably discharged.
After returning from the war, he helped on the family farm until he began working for the US Postal Service in 1960. Harry was employed as a clerk until his retirement in 1987.
On April 23, 1960 he was united in marriage to Catherine Hager at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Fargo. The couple made their home in Fargo where they raised their three sons.
Harry was an avid sports fan, rooting for the Vikings, Twins, and especially, the Bison. Most of all, he loved cheering for his sons and grandkids in any sport they participated in; he never missed a game. Harry also enjoyed sharing a cup of coffee and stories with his fellow retired postal workers during their daily get-togethers.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Cathy; sons, William (Lori); Allen (Teresa), and Joseph Schafer; grandchildren, McKenzie, Zachary, Austin, Michael, and Nicholas Schafer; sister, Marie Wadeson; numerous nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, LuVerne; sisters, Kathryn Oleson, Marjorie Meyers, and Dolores King.