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Catherine Schafer, 88, West Fargo passed away Friday, December 10, 2021 at Essentia Health. Cathy was born August 31, 1933 in Minot, North Dakota to Sebastian and Tillie (Kraft) Hager. She grew up in Kharlsruhe, North Dakota. On April 23, 1960 she was united in marriage to Harry Schafer at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Fargo. The couple made their home in Fargo where they raised their three sons. Harry passed away on August 5, 2015. She was very active in her children’s lives and always made them her priority and never missed a sporting event. She was an avid Bison, Vikings and Twins fan and was a long-time member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fargo. Family was very important to Cathy, especially her beloved grandchildren. She is survived by her sons, William (Lori); Allen (Teresa), and Joseph Schafer, Theresa Schafer; grandchildren, McKenzie (Sam), Zachary (Mariah), Austin (Morgan), Michael (Kimmy), and Nicholas (Kelcie) Schafer; great-grandchild, Blake; sister-in-law, Bernardine Hager; numerous nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, Daniel and James Hager. Prayer Service: 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center with visitation starting at 6:00 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 A.M. Thursday, December 16, 2021 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fargo. Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery North, Fargo.

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  1. Will , Al and Joe I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was one of the kindest and sweetest ladies I have ever known. Whenever I would run into her she always had a smile and a big hello for me. I will always think of her as a mom to all of us neighborhood kids.I know she will be dearly missed.

  2. WIll, Al, Joe and family-
    I was so saddened with the news of your Mother.
    Your mom and dad were my nicest neighbors.
    With our visits in the community room, on the walk to the mailbox, on the outside patio there were smiles and laughs which I shall never forget.
    Your family is in my prayers this day. 🙏🇺🇸

  3. So sorry for your loss. Your mom always had the sweetest smile and always talked about her family. I got to know her thru my Aunt Fran and thru our lunches/coffee we became friends. Will miss her

  4. Sorry to hear the loss of mom, Cathy. Cathy always had a nice smile. Met Cathy and Harry at St. Anthonys church. Remember your dad from the PO. May she RIP. God bless all of you.

  5. Teresa & Al,

    I am so sorry for your loss. She was always a very nice lady when we saw her in church, always had a hello for you and a smile.

    Stephanie Cossette

  6. So sad for you and all of us over the loss your dear mother Cathy. Though I cannot make the funeral, my heart will be there.

  7. Very sorry to hear of Mrs. Schafers passing. Cathy always treated me so kind and I always thought so much of her. Mr. Schafer too. I always admired how they as a couple always supported their sons so well with their events and their lives, Great parents, great people. I was one of the lucky ones to be associated through friendship with such a nice family. Please take care and know my thoughts are with you.

    Tim Cossette

  8. Cathy Schafer? where does one start: loving, kind, welcoming and most importantly non judgmental. Always with a smile, never showed her pain. I am forever grateful to her she was for sure the best grandma to McKenzie Schafer, helping me as a parent understand the what, why’s and when Of parenting. Cathy had the biggest heart, I will miss her calls “ Theresa its mom, give me a call when u get a minute OK! Love you.
    Rest In Peace Cathy
    Love Theres s Schafer

  9. So sorry hearing about Cathy passing. We what to extend our Sympathy to all of you,
    We had so many good times with your parents.
    Thinking of you at this time.

    Wes and Vivian Dunford

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