David Peter Schafer was born September 1, 1956, in International Falls, MN, to Joseph and Rosemary (Pfau) Schafer. He was 61 years old when he died from Cancer. He graduated in 1975 from Milton High School. David was in the Navy before he married. On July 9, 1983, he married Dawn Engelbrecht at St. Mary Catholic Church in Milton. They had two children. He was a student at UW Whitewater, where he was completing his degree when he died.
He is survived by his two children, Tyler and Alyssa Schafer; and by one granddaughter, Cassandra Schafer; his mother, Rosemary; one brother and eight sisters: Joe, Kathy, Carol, Jackie (Jeff) Eggen, Barbara (Bruce) Spreen, Mary (Jim) Slowey, Lois (John) Severance, Theresa (Ed) Mathews and Linda (Rich) Jass; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph; nephew, Johnny Severance; and niece, Lisa Slowey.
There will be a celebration of his life at a later date this spring.
Albrecht Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 828 S. Janesville Street, Milton is assisting the family. 608-868-2542. www.albrechtfuneralhomes.com