A memorial service for Barb Schaffer, 85, of Grand Forks, and formerly of Langdon, ND, will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Dunnigan-Dix Funeral Home in Cando.
Posted on 10/12/17
Barbara passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.
Inurnment at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Cando.
Barbara Morris was born April 22, 1932 at Cando to Paul and Hildreth (Keen) Morris. She graduated from Cando High School and attended NDSU, graduating in 1954 with a degree in home economics education and science. She taught in Bisbee, Cando, and Rock Lake, ND. She then began 20 years with NDSU as a teacher educator supervising student teachers placed in schools in ND and MN. She married her childhood sweetheart, John Schaffer, on July 13, 1957 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cando. They lived in Cando, East Grand Forks, Minn. and Langdon. Early in their marriage, she and John purchased a lake home in Manitoba, Canada and spent summers there volunteering and helping disadvantaged boys learn to swim, waterski, and enjoy lake life. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2007 with family at McDonald Lake in Minnesota. She held offices in her profession at local, state, and national levels. She enjoyed sewing and was involved in “Make It Yourself with Wool” local and state competitions. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, word games, and oil painting.
Preceding her in death were her parents, husband John in 2010, and sister Pauline. She is survived by nieces: Linda Necas, Becky Schaffer Lehring, and Barbara Fahey and nephews: Mark, Rick, and Jamie Schaffer.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Maple Manor Care Center, 1116 9th Ave., Langdon, ND 58249 or Cavalier County Memorial Hospital Foundation, 909 2nd St., Langdon, ND 58249.
Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon and Dunnigan-Dix Funeral Home of Cando were in charge of arrangements.