Amelia Schafer — Lake City

The memorial service for Amelia Schafer will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the United Methodist Church in Lake City, with Pastor Phil Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in the Lakewood Cemetery in Lake City.

Mrs. Schafer, 70, of Lake City, passed away Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at Mayo Clinic Hospital-Saint Marys Campus, Rochester, with her family by her side.

Amelia Anna Burfeind was born April 5, 1945, in Lake City, to Edward and Frances (Lichtblau) Burfeind Sr. She grew up and lived her entire lifetime in Lake City. Amelia attended St. John's Lutheran School, and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1963. On June 1, 2002, she married Duane Schafer in Lake City.

Amelia was employed for many years at Zero King, and then at Wild Wings in Lake City. She enjoyed spending time in her gardens, reading, and going dancing. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Lake City and the Lake City VFW Auxiliary.

Amelia is survived by her loving husband, Duane Schafer of Lake City; three stepdaughters, Mary Coyle of Lake City, Susie (Kevin) Smith of Hudson, Wis., and Lori (Tim) Anderson of Lake City; two stepsons, Richard (Gwen) Schafer of Lake City, and Michael (Debbie) Schafer of Wabasha; 11 stepgrandchildren, and 11 stepgreat-grandchildren; one sister, Kathleen M. "Kathy" Burfeind of Lake City; and five brothers, John Burfeind of Lake City, James (Helen) Burfeind of Wabasha, Harold (Barbara) Burfeind of Lake City, Frederick (Cheryl) Burfeind of Grand Rapids, Minn., and Ed (Judy) Burfeind of Lake City.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Dallas and Elward; and one sister, Bertha.

Friends and family may visit from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Schleicher Funeral Homes, Lake City Chapel in Lake City, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Schleicher Funeral Homes, Lake City Chapel, 1865 S Highway 61, PO Box 300, Lake City, MN, 55041, 651-345-5778. Guest register may be signed online at