Evans Funeral Home
"Compassionate Funeral Service"
Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
701.652.3003 or 701.947.2911
Secondary Number ~ 701.650.9937
Donna Schafer, age 87, of New Rockford, ND died on Monday, 12:30am, November 7, 2022 at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepard, New Rockford.
Donna Jean Clelland was born July 26, 1935 in New Rockford, ND. She is the daughter of Robert and Mary (Black) Clelland. Donna grew up and attended school in New Rockford. Donna was united in marriage to Albert Schafer on March 1, 1954 at St. John’s Catholic Church in New Rockford. They moved their family to Montana in 1966. Donna was blessed with fourteen children.
While the children were growing up Donna, stayed at home to care for them. She was an avid bowler throughout her life. Donna adored all the camping adventures including fishing and hiking that the family would take through the summer months in the great outdoors. She loved touring new places during her annual family vacation. Donna has 7 siblings, Eldon, Pereley, Delbert, Gloria, Betty, Grace, and Eleanor.
Donna is survived by her children, Albert Schafer Jr., Kenneth Schafer, Betty Mae Sauls, Mary Frederick, Bruce Schafer, Patricia Schafer, Nancy Schafer, Elizabeth Neiffer, Penny Schafer, Thomas Schafer, Janell Volmer and Michael Rudolph. Donna had 21 grandchildren and 34 great – grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by two children, Connie and Matthew, and siblings Gracie, Eldon, Pereley, Delbert, and Betty.
Her humor and laughter will be greatly missed by all. Services will be announced in April of 2023 and will be held at the St. John’s Catholic Church, New Rockford, North Dakota.
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