Alma Esther Schaefer


August 2, 1914 - March 24, 2008




Alma Esther Schaefer was born August 2, 1914 at Mount Vernon, SD to Robert and Lydia (Raisch) Goldammer. She grew up and attended schools at Mount Vernon. She moved to Mitchell, SD and was employed at Methodist Hospital. On October 2, 1946, she married Arthur Schaefer at Mitchell. They lived in Mitchell, moved to Wahpeton, ND, then returned to Mitchell. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church where she was active in the First Lutheran Women’s Circle and Bible Study.


She is survived by her husband, Robert; two children: Ron Schaefer and wife, Mary of Mitchell, Shirley Burkhardt and husband, Dave of Tilden, NE; one brother, Melvin Goldammer and wife, Delores of Mitchell; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one grandson, Matthew Burkhardt, two sisters, Marie Uptagrafft and Emiline Zeibart and six brothers: Carl, Leonard, Robert, Clarence, Emmanuel and Herbert Goldammer.


A Memorial Fund has been established

to the First Lutheran Church.



To Be Announced


Thursday, March 27, 2008
11:00 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


To Be Announced

Posted by Doris Bender (niece) on March 27, 2008
Alma was a very special aunt. I have fond memories of the summers spent with Alma and Art when Shirley was a toddler. My mother, Marie, and Alma were quite close as sisters and I remember Alma helping our mother when we were youngsters. We thought Alma was our second mother! May God rest her soul and grant her peace. Godspeed, Alma.
Posted by Brad Wilson on March 26, 2008
Sorry about your mom. She was a loved and devoted Aunt to my mom, Ruth Wilson (Uptagrafft) and her brothers and sisters as they grew up. Our thoughts are with you.
Posted by Betty Lou meyer on March 26, 2008
Sorry about your mom, shes a lovely lady...You will miss her too..You had her a long time, how fortunate for all of you! Peace and love to all.....Betty Lou
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