Purchase photos

Doris Eileen Schaffer

10/18/2013

Doris Eileen Schaffer, 86, La Crosse, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Locust Grove Village, La Crosse.

She was born April 19, 1927, in McCracken to Henry and Mary (Wasinger) Higgins.

She married Robert H. "Bob" Schaffer on Oct. 19, 1943, in McCracken. He preceded her in death Feb. 22, 1987. She was a meat department assistant at C.O. Mammel's before retirement.

She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and St. Michael Altar Society, both of La Crosse.

Survivors include a son, James R. "Jim" Schaffer and wife, Donna, Ulysses; a daughter, Angela F. Murray and husband, Patrick, La Crosse; four grandchildren, Christy Kleweno, Misty Winger, Darrin Murray and Taylor Schaffer; three step-grandchildren, Tim Dieker, Jody Dieker and Jon Dieker; and 10 great-grandchildren, Travis Kleweno, Trenton Kleweno, Talyn Kleweno, Addison Winger, Paiton Winger, Cole Murray, Caitlin Murray, Macie Schaffer, Mackenzie Schaffer and Macaylie Schaffer; and six step-great-grandchildren, Seth Dieker, Kale Baker, Kyle Baker, Evan Dieker, Callie Dieker and Tobias Dieker.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Wayne Patrick Murray; five brothers, Andrew Higgins, Nick Higgins, Pat Higgins, Carl Higgins and Lester Higgins; and four sisters, Lucy Vogle, Kate Ryan, Helen Witthuhn and Goldie Showalter.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael Catholic Church, La Crosse.

A vigil/rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the church.

Memorials are suggested to St. Michael Altar Society, La Crosse.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.charterfunerals.com.