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Kathy Schacherer Jan. 17, 1947 - Sept. 28, 2009

DAWSON -- Kathy Ann Schacherer, 62, of Dawson, died Monday at St. Cloud Hospital.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Madison. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Hanson and Dahl Funeral Home in Dawson with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

She was born Jan. 17, 1947, to Howard and Mary (Goedert) Nelson. She attended grade school at St. Michael's Parochial School and graduated from Madison High School in 1965. She worked at the state hospital in Willmar until 1967.

She married Michael Schacherer in 1967 and they lived in Germany where he was stationed in the Army. They moved to the Dawson area in 1968 and she worked for the court system of Lac Qui Parle County. She worked at the Tollefson Law Office in Dawson for more than 25 years. She was active in several service organizations including the Business and Professional Women where she served as president, the VFW Auxiliary and Legion Auxiliary of Dawson and Madison.

She is survived by her husband; children: Marshall (and Tammy) Schacherer of Dawson, Angela (and Robert) Hegadorn of Bryn Mawr, Penn., and Chantel (and Ryan) Hicks of Duluth; four grandchildren; her mother of Madison; and brothers: Greg (and Dorothy) Nelson of Fargo, N.D., Mark (and Pamela) Nelson of Finley, N.D., and Ted (and Michelle) Nelson of Madison.

She was preceded in death by her father.