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Obituary: Betty Schafer


August 26, 2019


Betty Elaine (Briggs) Schafer, 92, passed away peacefully Aug. 18, 2019. A funeral service was held at on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 at Living Water Lutheran Church, Mandan. Burial was at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery.

Betty was born May 20, 1927, to Rolland and Opal (Corey) Briggs, in Mandan. Betty attended Fort Totten Indian School, as part of the first class to integrate the institution, in 1944. Betty received a license in cosmetology and worked as a hairdresser in Fargo, N.D. She worked in Cavalier, N.D. for Mrs. Schafer. It was through her fated friend that she met the love of her l...

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