Kathryn L. Schaefer, 62, Traer, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2011 at Allen Memorial Hospital of natural causes. A visitation was held on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 from 4-6 p.m. at Overton Funeral Home in Traer. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Burial was at Buckingham Cemetery, Traer.
Kathryn L. Schaefer was born July 25, 1949 at Aberdeen, S.D., daughter of Joseph and Elvie Peterson Otto. She received her education in Claremont, S.D., schools and later moved to the Traer area. On August 31, 1981 she was married to James Schaefer at Claremont. Jim and Kathy made their home in the Traer area where she worked for the Towne House Restaurant, Windup Lounge and Axon's which she later purchased and changed the name to the Third Base. She also did house cleaning for area families. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son Chad Erickson in 1996, 2 sisters Pricilla Pierson and Joanne Erickson and one brother Joe Otto. She is survived by her husband James one grandson Justin Erickson all of Traer and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial fund has been established.
Overton Funeral Home, Traer handled the arrangements.