Elizabeth (Betty) J. Schaff, 64, Mandan, passed away March 12, 2019, at Sanford Health, Bismarck.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at Weigel Funeral Home, Mandan, with the Rev. Pat Eustis officiating. Burial of the urn will be held at a later date.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Weigel Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Elizabeth was born to Pius and Shirley (Brown) Lipp on April 30, 1954, in Rapid City, S.D. She was raised and educated in Springfield and Rapid City.
On July 28, 1973, she married the love of her life, Joseph P. Schaff Jr., in Mandan. Always a strong-willed woman who wasn’t afraid to give her opinion, she was also one of the most loving women you’d ever meet, who had unconditional love for her family and friends. She was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. She was a very good cook and loved baking with her grandchildren. She was always a social butterfly with a positive attitude and a smile on her face.
Elizabeth will be lovingly remembered as a firm mother and a pushover grandmother who will be dearly missed by many.
She will be deeply missed by her husband, Joseph; her daughter, Jennifer Schaff (fiancé, Keegan Rodgers), Carlsbad, N.M.; her sons, Joseph III (Yasuyo), Menifee, Calif., and John, Mandan; grandchildren, Briana, Alyssa, Joseph T., and Payton Jo; sisters, Carol (Ron) DeWall, Bismarck, Rhonda (Richard) Hatzenbuhler, Rapid City, and Patty (Randy) Graner, Mandan; brother, Wayne (Jayne) Lipp, Billings, Mont.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Pius and Shirley (Brown) Lipp.