Nicholas Frank Schaefer
January 30, 1928 - May 15, 2007
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Appleton, WI
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Schaefer, The Honorable Nicholas F. Appleton Age 79, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at Rennes Health Center. He was a resident of Appleton his entire life. Nick was born January 30, 1928, the son of the late Steve and Sarah (Shemanski) Schaefer. He graduated from Marquette University School of Law, earning his Doctorate of…

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Becky Rusch left a message on April 6, 2009:
To the family of "Judge Schaefer," I worked as a court reporter for Judge Schaefer for many years. While he was a wonderful and fair judge, I thought you might enjoy some of the moments outside of the courtroom. Like the time I came into work in the morning and all the lights were still out so I figured I was the first one in -- until I opened the closet to put my coat away and the Judge jumped out and scared me. Oh, by the way, I was eight months pregnant at the time! We had many OWI jury trials and the defendant's weight was always brought up. Whenever it was a higher number, the Judge would lean toward me a little bit and raise his eyebrows at me -- until the one time when he started to laugh and then choked on his life saver and had to leave the bench! Then there was the time he used my car at lunch because his was in the shop and someone ran a red light and hit him. Of course he had joked about this happening before he went to lunch, so when the police called me, I thought it was a joke. It wasn't. To repay me for being without a car for a while, he came in one morning with a brand new color TV! I was a newlywed at the time so this was a great surprise to us! And then there were all the years he played "St. Nick" to our kids. Every year he would bring over some type of gift and of course some candy. He truly was a great man and he will be missed. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Becky & Tim Rusch
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