LA CRESCENT, Minn. — Dorothy M. Schaefer, 91 of La Crescent died Friday, June 30, 2017, in her home.
She was born April 3, 1926, in La Crosse, to Jens and Mathilda (Durrhammer) Anderson. She married Louis Schaefer Sept. 6, 1952, in La Crosse, and he preceded her in death Dec. 4, 1995.
She had worked at Dairyland Power for 43 years and was an active member of the La Crescent United Methodist Church. Dorothy enjoyed her houseboat, card club, vacations with Louie, shopping, knitting, reading, her granddaughters and most recently her two great-granddaughters.
She is survived by her daughter, Julie (Dave) Burkhalter of La Crescent; granddaughters, Kristal (Josh) Wieser of La Crosse, and Brooke (Devin) Rasmussen of Roberts, Wis; great-granddaughters, Adah Wieser and Avery Rasmussen; two sisters, Helen Greider of La Crosse and Joanne Moore of La Crescent; one brother, Merlin “Butch” (Karen) Anderson of Apple Valley, Minn.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Louis, she was preceded in death by her twin sister, Delores Ritter; three brothers-in-law and a niece.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 8, at the La Crescent United Methodist Church. Pastor Aaron Justice will officiate. Private family burial will take place at a later date in Mormon Coulee Memorial Park, La Crosse. Friends may call on the family from 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday morning at the church. Online guestbook may be signed at www.schumacher-kish.com.