February 6, 1936— May 20, 2021

SPARTA - Doreen Scafe, 85, of Sparta, died Thursday, May 20, 2021 at Agrace HospiceCare, Fitchburg, WI. She was born on February 6, 1936 in Warrington, England to Harry and Victoria (Loake) Taylor. She grew up in England and was a very good swimmer while in school receiving many awards for her team.

Doreen met Benjamin Scafe while he was stationed in England serving in the US Air Force. They moved back to the US in 1955. They married on August 6, 1955. They lived in Sparta where she raised her family. The coffee pot was always on, if you needed an ear to listen or had a story to tell.

Her friends Larry Strom and Char and David Kuderer were instrumental in Mom’s longevity at her own home. Her extended family Wendy Rasmussen and Colleen Humphrey made her holidays and special occasions lovely.

Doreen enjoyed traveling, sewing, arts and crafts, crocheting, and sending care packages to her family in Texas.

Doreen is survived by her daughter, Beth Ann (Michael) Rasmussen; two granddaughters, Jennifer Jo Higgs and Nichole Lee (Gina) Mangold; four great grandchildren, Elizabeth (Tremaine Sr.) Williams, Benjamin Higgs (Lauren Velasco), Haley (Julian) Salazar, and Nicholas Koerth; four great, great grandchildren, Tremaine Jr., Emma May, Alexander, and Elijah; many wonderful nieces and nephews, and sister, Bette (David) Jones.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Victoria; husband, Benjamin; brother, Henry John Taylor; and daughter, Vicki May Breeden.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 27, 2021 in Burns Cemetery, rural Bangor, with James Edwards officiating.

Family and friends are invited to call from 12:30 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. on Thursday at Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home and Cremation, Sparta. Online condolences may be offered to Doreen’s family at

The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home and Cremation, Sparta, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home and Cremation

Evans Print & Media Group

1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
Fax Number: (608) 269-6876