Helen Shaefer


Helen Shaefer, 89, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at Fountain Springs Nursing Home in Rapid City, S.D.

Helen Shaefer, 89, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at Fountain Springs Nursing Home in Rapid City, S.D.

She was born April 30, 1923, in New Orleans, to Philip N. and Josephine M. Figler Whitman. She graduated from high school in New Orleans.

On June 5, 1944, she married Gordon C. Shaefer in New Orleans. In 1948, they moved to Garden City, where she lived until recently moving to Rapid City. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include a son, Craig Shaefer and wife Janet of Rapid City; and three grandchildren, Sydney Shaefer, Steve Shaefer and Sandy Shaefer. Her husband died Nov. 15, 2004. She also was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.

Visitation hours are 9 a.m. to service time Friday at the funeral home. Condolences may be emailed to garnandfh@sbcglobal.net. Memorials to the donor's choice may be sent in care of the funeral home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.


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