Clarence Schaffer, of Fargo, ND passed away Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Sanford Health in Fargo.
He was born in Glencross, SD; as a child he moved with his family to Edgeley, ND, where he grew up on the family farm. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After his military discharge, he moved to Fargo, ND. He worked for Miller Sheet Metal, and later started his own business (Schaffer Plumbing and Heating).
Clarence married LaVon Goebel on September 13, 1956 – they were married 57 years.
He is survived by his two children, Rodney of Fargo; and Shari (Steve) Bettenhausen; his special grandchildren – Ashley and Amber Schaffer, Cory and Paige Bettenhausen, all of Fargo, ND; his four brothers – Raymond, William, Bernard (Patty), and Victor (Mary); his four sisters – Irene Ohnstad, Bertha (Kenneth) Wolff, Helen (Allan) Lambrecht, and Carol (Wallace) Berg; and many nieces and nephews.
Clarence was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, LaVon; his brother, Herman; and brother-in-law, Marvin Ohnstad.
There will be a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fargo with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be held at the Holy Cross South Cemetery in Fargo.
The family prefers memorials be made directly to the choice of the donor.