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.