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June 30, 2004
Ernest Edwin Schafer, 87, Dickinson, died June 30, 2004, at St. Joseph?s Hospital and Health Center, Dickinson. Memorial services will be 2 p. m. on Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at Price-Murphy Funeral Home, 38 2nd Ave. East, Dickinson, with the Rev. Sharon Norstog, officiating. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. Ernest Edwin Schafer was born April 25, 1917, to Arabella ?Belle? (Moore) and John E. Schafer. He was born and raised in the Calvin, ND area where he graduated from Calvin High School in 1934. After working at various jobs between North Dakota and the west coast, Ed retuned to Calvin where he farmed for 53 years. On June 25, 1948, he married Lois Henderson. They continued to live in the Calvin area where they farmed and milked cows. Ed was an active member and Past President of the North Dakota Holstein Assn. Ed and Lois farmed until 1995, when they retired and moved to Dickinson. Ed was a Lifetime Member of the Glenila Presbyterian Church and was a member of Calvin and Border Central School Boards. Ed loved to hunt and enjoyed the Badlands. He was happiest when he was with his family and friends at ?the ranch near Sentinel Butte ND. As a young man Ed enjoyed baseball and pitched for Calvin where they played against teams from northern North Dakota and southern Manitoba. He continued to enjoy baseball and softball through his children and grandchildren sharing his experiences and watching them play.