SCHAFER, Wilma D. (1926-2015)
Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 1/30/2021 at 13:16:00
Wilma D. Schafer
(May 29, 1926 - October 1, 2015)
IDA GROVE – Services for Wilma D. Schafer, 89, of Ida Grove were held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, at First United Methodist Church in Ida Grove with Rev. Chad Lierman officiating, followed with burial in Ida Grove Cemetery in Ida Grove. Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home in Ida Grove was in charge of arrangements.
Wilma D. Schafer was born on May 29, 1926 on the family farm South of Galva, Iowa, to Roy and Lenora (Joslin) Nippert. The family relocated to Cushing, Iowa where Wilma attended Cushing High School and graduated with the class of 1943. After high school, Wilma went to work for the telephone company in Ida Grove, Iowa, where she worked as a telephone operator until 1950. Wilma was united into marriage to Donald L. Schafer at the United Methodist Church of Storm Lake, Iowa, on June 26, 1950. The couple made their home in Ida Grove, Iowa, and were blessed with three children: Vicki, Mark, and Craig. Wilma died Oct. 1 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Lenora Nippert; infant son, Mark Schafer; and great granddaughter, Jillian Grace. Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 65 years, Donald L. Schafer of Ida Grove, Iowa; daughter, Vicki (David) Will of Sioux City, Iowa; son, Craig Schafer of Ida Grove, Iowa; grandchildren: Matthew Will of Pleasant Hill, Iowa, Eric Will of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Jodi (Adam) Lansink of Ida Grove, Iowa, Jamie (Seth) Corbin of Ida Grove, Iowa, and five great grandchildren
Sources: Ida County Courier, Ida Grove, Iowa, Mon., Oct 5, 2015 and Christensen-VanHouten Funeral Services, Ida Grove, Iowa at http://www.christensenvanhouten.com/
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