April 6, 1924-April 18, 2013
ARGOS — Dolores C. Schafer, 89, Argos, passed away at home April 18, 2013. Known to many as mother, grandmother, educator, journalist, and rural life advocate, Dolores was a leader, in her home and community, charging through life loving her family and championing causes. She spent more than three decades teaching high school journalism and English at Crown Point, Argos, Divine Heart Seminary, Oregon-Davis, and Plymouth. She served as editor of the Argos Reflector, contributor to the South Bend Tribune, director of communications for the Sisters of the Poor Handmaids, and director of religious education at St. Michael Catholic Church.
Born April 6, 1924, in Lafayette, to Lillian and Charles Ebel, Dolores graduated from Purdue University and married Raymond J. Schafer on Nov. 26, 1949. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ray Schafer; two sisters, Willie Ebel and Bea Steiner; and three brothers, Francis, Leonard and David Ebel. Dolores is survived by her six children and spouses, Don and Anna Schafer of Argos, Ted and Myrna Schafer of Plymouth, Mary Jo and David Ockenga of Wakeman, Ohio, Anita and Charles Douglas of Marion, Iowa, Claire and Phil Berger of Alexandria, and Agnes and Chris Kreiser of Kansas City, Mo.; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to:
Center for Hospice Care
112 S. Center St., Plymouth, IN 46563 or
Ancilla Domini Sister of the Poor Handmaid
P.O. Box 1, Donaldson, IN 46513
SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2013, 4-7 P.M.
VAN GILDER FUNERAL HOME
300 W. MADISON ST.
PLYMOUTH, IN 46563
MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013, 10:30 A.M.
ANCILLA DOMINI (MAIN CHAPEL)
UNION ROAD, DONALDSON
(TURN SOUTH AT UNION ROAD AND U.S. 30, GO ABOUT 2 MILES)
THE REV. FATHER WILLIAM KUMMER, OFFICIATING
NEW OAK HILL CEMETERY, PLYMOUTH
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