|Remembering Denice Schafer|
Denice M. Schafer, research specialist, Human Nutrition Research Center, died March 23 at Northwood Deaconess Hospital, Northwood, N.D. She was 52.
Schafer, the daughter of Alden (Dean) Burke and Darlane Burke, was born Dec. 27, 1956, in Grand Forks. She grew up in Grand Forks, graduated from Red River High School, and graduated from Thermopalis, Wyo., Veterinary Tech School. She began her 30-year career at the Human Nutrition Research Center as the vivarium supervisor.
She married Mark Schafer April 8, 1978, and later had four children.
Schafer loved horses, and would take herself to horse shows around North Dakota where she would ride and show her horses. She also loved to hunt deer and fish for walleye. She spent most of her summer weekends at Devils Lake with her family. When she wasn't fishing on the weekends, she was faithfully watching NASCAR. She also had a green thumb, and planted a huge garden.
She is survived by her parents, Dean and Darlane, husband Mark, four children: Lucas, Ellen, Jacob and Joshua; three grandchildren, Taiylor, Mason and Avery; sister Debra and brother Dennis.
Her family is grateful for the excellent care given to her by the staff at Northwood Deaconess Hospital and the Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Memorial services were held at Amundson Funeral Home March 29. Memorials are preferred to Northwood Deaconess Hospital, Northwood, ND 58267.