By HDN Staff
Otto M. Schafer, 80, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001, at a Havre hospital.
Funeral services were Wednesday at St. Anne Catholic Church in Bismarck, N.D., with the Rev. Dennis Schafer officiating. Burial was in North Dakota Veterans Cemetery.
Schafer was born July 29, 1921, at Flasher, N.D., to Michael Schafer and Barbara (Fix) Schafer. He was raised and educated in Flasher.
Schafer served with the Civil Conservation Corps as a member of the original crew on the Garrison Dam project. He was in the National Guard and worked as a parts man for International Harvester for several years. Upon moving to Montana, he began a career as an insurance agent with Schafer Insurance.
Schafer enjoyed his family and was known as a master popcorn ball maker.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Iona McEwen Schafer; brother, Leo F. Schafer, who died in the Normandy invasion; grandson, Erroll Konsor.
Survivors include his daughters, Paulette Kuehn of Forest Lake, Minn., Joan Foss of Montgomery, Ala., and Laurel Konsor of Litchfield, Minn.; son, Nick Schafer of Hayden, Colo.; sisters, Sister Charlene Schafer of Techny, Ill., Mary Frank of Bismarck, Marge Schweitzer of Bismarck and Jeanie Kraft of Bismarck; brothers, Adam Schafer of Flasher, Pete Schafer of Bismarck, John Schafer of Flasher, Richard Schafer of Havre, Jim Schafer of Big Lake Minn.; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two stepchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; his children's mother, Clara Schafer, Bismarck; numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Perry Funeral Home.