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Oct. 2/1947 – Saturday, August 2, 2008

Service Information
St. Michael Catholic Church
Wed. Aug 6, 2008

Visitation Information

Dorothy V. Schaefers, age 60 of St. Michael, died Saturday, August 2, 2008 at Monticello/Big Lakes Hospital.

Dorothy Violet was born on October 2, 1947 in Little Falls to Edward and Verona (nee Chmielewski) Pierzinski. A Class of 66 graduate of Brainerd High School, Dorothy began working as a nurses aide in a nursing home. On August 25, 1967 she married Raymond Schaefers at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Harding. After many years as a homemaker, Dorothy returned to work at area nursing homes. She was a member of the Catholic Parishes in each community in which she and Ray lived, primarily in Brooklyn Park. Dorothy worked as a supervisor for Railway Equipment until her medical retirement. Dorothy enjoyed camping, traveling, fishing, watching movies, and playing cards.

She is survived by: husband, Ray, St. Michael; daughter, Cherrie (Bill) Locke, North Branch; grandchildren: Jessica, Justine, Jeremy, Brittany, and Ryan, and Shelli; great-grandson, Tyler; brothers: Edward, and Ronald (Dorothy), both of Brainerd, John (Connie), Merrifield, Richard, South Dakota, Gerald, Bernard (Karen), and Florian (Gwen), all of Brainerd; sisters: Roseann (Marvin) Johnson, Brainerd, Maryann (Thomas) Kowalczyk, Pierz, Nancy (Ben) Spillman, Motley, and Laura (Roger Tibbetts) Mitchell, Garrison; brother-in-law, Herman “Junior” (Diane) Schaefers, Bloomington; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by son, David, and her parents.

Memorial Mass 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, St Michael Catholic Church in St Michael. Visitation is 4-8 Tues. at the Peterson Chapel – St. Michael/Albertville funeral home in St Michael, with a prayer service at 7. Visitation resumes at church one hour before Mass. Father Gregory Abbott is the Celebrant.

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. John R Hokkanen

    I was so saddened to hear of your wifes passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


  2. Lee Anderson

    I am very sorry to hear about your loss Ray, she will be missed by many

  3. Dave Siehndel

    I want to extend to you my deepest sympathy on the passing of your wife. I remember in our conversations that she fought long and hard, again you have my deepest sympathy! Dave

  4. Ed swanson

    Ray, So sorry to hear about the loss of your wife! My thoughts and prayers are with you!


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