Amara Schaffhausen, 11Amara Rose Schaffhausen, age 11, of River Falls, died Tuesday, July 10, at her home.
Amara Rose Schaffhausen, age 11, of River Falls, died Tuesday, July 10, at her home.
She was born Oct. 5, 2000, in Springfield, Ill. She attended Greenwood Elementary School and was in the 5th grade. Amara participated in Girl Scouts; junior soccer, becoming the most improved player; and gymnastics. She was a budding scientist, baker, and pie maker. Her favorite restaurant was the India Palace. Amara was an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Society, receiving the Meditation Award.
She is survived by her mother, Jessica; aunt and godmother, Mary Liz Stotz; uncle and godfather, John Stotz; maternal grandparents, Phillip and Becky Stotz; cousins, Eryn Elizabeth Schlotte, Leeam Jacob Davis. Also surviving her are her paternal grandparents, Roger (Doreen) Schaffhausen and Suzanne (Tommy) Allen; aunts and uncles, Eric (Kara M.) Schaffhausen, Jon (Emily) Schaffhausen, Ben (Kara L.) Schaffhausen, Sonny (Michael) Knowles, Jehu Allen, Hannah Allen, Megan Larsen; cousins, Liam, Abigail, Madelyn, Leah, Tyler, Sam, Olivia, Grace; great-great-aunts and -uncle Aline Colter, Erhard and Donna Stotz; and many other aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by great-grandparents, Flint and Mary E. Watt, Harold and Virginia Stotz; great-uncles Nicholas E. Stotz and Thomas A. Colter.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at Kilkarney Hills Golf Club, 163 Radio Road, River Falls. Visitation will also be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Kilkarney Hills. Private family services and interment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated in Amara Rose’s name to the River Falls Community Food Pantry, 222 N Main St., River Falls, WI 54022 or Benefit Account for the Schaffhausen Girls C/O First National Bank, P.O. Box 166, River Falls, WI 54022.
Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.
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