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Obituary for Frederick J. Schafer

Frederick J. Schafer, age 86, of Portland, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018. He was born December 21, 1931 in Westphalia, the son of Alfred and Cecilia (Schneider) Schafer. Frederick was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. He was a soft-spoken, kind, gentle, and very hard-working man. Frederick proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and going to auctions.

Preceding Frederick in death are his daughter, Sharon Schafer and several brothers and sisters. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Catherine Schafer; children, Michael (Ronda) Schafer, Deborah (Richard) Kuieck, Jane (Daniel) Russ, Gregory (Cindy) Schafer, and Joseph Schafer; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several brothers, sisters, and in-laws.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Mike Alber at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Portland. Rite of Committal will follow at Portland Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Lehman Funeral Home, 210 E. Bridge Street, Portland. Arrangements are entrusted to Lehman Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be made at

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