Eileen “Gran” Stanley Rissmann Schafer, age 86, a longtime resident of Humptulips, Washington died on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital. She was born Aug. 26, 1929 in Passaic, New Jersey to John Aloysious and Agnes S. (Woodruff) Stanley. She was raised in Nutley, New Jersey and graduated from Nutley High School in 1947.
On May 21, 1949, she and Oscar F. Rissmann were married in Nutley, New Jersey. The couple lived in Nutley and Newark, New Jersey until moving to Hainesville, New Jersey in 1955. From 1971 to 1982 they lived in Wykertown, New Jersey and then moved to the Axford Prairie, Washington in 1982. Oscar died in 1988. She was later married to Fred Schafer Aug. 23, 1997. He died April 29, 2007.
Eileen loved bluegrass music and was an avid Seahawks fan. She enjoyed playing bingo at the Humptulips Grange and in younger years, liked to bowl. After graduating high school, she worked for Mutual Benefit as a secretary and stenographer. She was a homemaker for many years and later worked for Montague Tool & Supply. She enjoyed her employment at Aberdeen McDonald's, where she made many friends.
Surviving relatives include children and their spouses, Joanne Vindici of Newton, New Jersey, Gary and Tamy Rissmann of Humptulips, Washington; Jacklyn R. and James Lester of Adna, Washington and Linda Rissmann of Branchville, New Jersey; four grandchildren, Valerio Vindici of Newton, New Jersey; Pamela Arcuri of Newton, New Jersey; Jason Rissmann of Cosmopolis, Washington and Jessica Rissmann of Hoquiam, Washington.
In addition to her spouses, Oscar and Fred, she was preceded in death by her brother, John “Bud” Stanley; and great-granddaughter, Zoe Rissmann.
A gathering is being planned and will be announced at a later date.
Cremation arrangements are by the Coleman Mortuary in Hoquiam.
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