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Harry Schafer

August 05, 2015

Mass of Christian Burial - Wednesday

August 12, 2015
- 11:00 AM with a visitation one hour prior

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

Visitation - Tuesday

August 11, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home

Prayer Service - Tuesday

August 11, 2015
- 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home


Boulger Funeral Home

Harry Schafer

August 05, 2015


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.



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8 responses to “Harry Schafer”

  1. Wallace Taylor says:

    Harry and Cathy have only been my neighbors for a little over a year. I enjoyed visiting with Harry outside on the patio, our talks and coffee breaks. I wished I would have met him twenty years prior so I could have enjoyed more of his life together as friends. Now he is with God watching over all of us! My prayers are with Cathy and their family this day!


  2. Jan Oye says:

    Dear Cathy & family, I am thinking of each of you during this difficult time, may God wrap you in his love and may all your dear memories of Harry see you through today and always. With much love and sympathy, Jan

  3. Al and Mary Furter says:

    We are sorry to learn of the passing of our cousin, Harry. Our sympathy and prayers go out to Cathy and their
    family. May the memories of all the good times you have shared give you strength and comfort in the days ahead.

  4. Jim Schott says:

    Cathy, Will, Al and Joe you are in my thoughts and prayers during your time of sorrow. May you find comfort and peace in God’s arms as he watches over you in your time of grieving. Your husband and dad and was a great man and I will miss seeing him at Mass every Sunday morning. Our family was very fortunate to have you guys as neighbors for many years when we were kids, Cathy like you told me in church on Sunday we are still neighbors and Cathy we will always be neighbors. God Bless you!

  5. Tim Cossette says:

    I am very sorry to hear of the passing of a great guy. Mr. Schafer was a kind man. He was a great role model for his kids. Mrs. Schafer, Joe, Al and Will may you find peace knowing he is with our Lord in heaven. We will ALL be together with our loved ones that have passed someday again. I am thinking of you all and I will never forget what a super guy Mr. Schafer was. Have peace. Tim Cossette

  6. Roger & Bernadette Schafer says:

    May our thoughts and prayers be with Cathy and her family at this time.

    Roger & Bernadette Schafer
    Murfreesboro, Tennessee

  7. Alan and Kim Lien says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Words can not express the loss you are feeling. Wish we could have been there for the family in this time of need. We know all to well how hard it is to lose a loved one. Will miss seeing your dad having coffee with all of his post office buddies. If there is anything you need please let us know. Sincerely Alan and Kim Lien

  8. Bryan Wickoren says:

    I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your husband and father! Cathy, Will, Al, and Joe May God be with each of you during this difficult time! Share his many memories by celebrating Harry’s life! With deepest sympathy- Bryan Wickoren- Highlands Ranch, CO

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