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Bessie M. Schaffer

Bessie Marie Schaffer was born on May 15, 1917 in Enterprise Towsnhip, Jackson County, Minnesota, the daughter of Frank and Emma (Wooraska) Zahradnik. She attended country school at District #87 in Enterprise Township. On October 28, 1939, she was united to Herman Schaffer at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Jackson. After marriage, they moved to a farm in Belmont Township, where they resided and farmed. Herman passed away in 1982. Bessie continued to live on the farm until she became a resident of the Jackson Good Samaritan on January 17, 2005. She passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014 at the age of 97 years, 2 months and 6 days.

Bessie was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd, where she had been a member of the Altar Society. She enjoyed playing Bingo. She loved baking Kolaches. She spent a lot of time visiting relatives and enjoying her nieces and nephews.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Bessie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 5 brothers, Louis, Frank, Rudolph, Henry and George and a sister, Agnes Mix.

Blessed be the memory of Bessie Marie Schaffer