Grace M. Shafer
Grace M. Shafer, 96, passed
away Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at Prairie Place Assisted Living in Ripon,
WI. Grace was born to Harry and Marcia
Braatz on February 14, 1923. Grace lived
her early life in Ladoga, WI and graduated from Waupun High School.
Grace and Bernard Shafer were
married on June 6, 1942. They began
their marriage farming in the Rosendale area and lived there for 69 years.
Grace was very active in
tending to her garden, Fond du Lac Homemakers, church activities, singing in
the choir, golfing, bowling, playing sheepshead at the Rosendale Senior Center,
working at the voting polls and quilting blankets for her family.
Grace is survived by her
daughters: JoAnn (Bob) Millard of Madison, WI; Pat (Chuck) Michels of Minocqua,
WI and her daughter-in-law Sue Shafer of Fond du Lac, WI. Grace is survived by seven grandchildren:
Todd, Tricia (Charles), Matt, Jeff (Julie), Dr. Jennifer (Kurt), John Jr.
(Julie), Chris (Michelle); 16 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren. Grace is survived by sister-in-laws: Clarice
Braatz, Jane Splitgaber, Joyce Pinch and Margaret Shafer.
Grace was preceded in death
by her parents, her husband Bernard, sons Steve and John, sister Marge,
brothers Harold and John.
VISITATION: Friends may call
on Sunday, May 19, 2019, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at UCC Church, 204 West Division
FUNERAL: Funeral services
will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at UCC Church, with Rev. Wesley
Wassell officiating. Inurnment will take
place at Rosendale Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations
can be made to Rosendale UCC Church and Rosendale Historical Society. The family would like to thank the staff at
Prairie Place for their wonderful care of Grace.
Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel
& Crematory is serving the family, www.kurkimachfuneralchapel.com. 920-921-4420