Dorothy Mary Schaefer, nee Falbe, 85, of Swansea, IL, born June 8, 1927, in St. Clair Township, IL, died Sunday, August 12, 2012, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.
Mrs. Schaefer had worked for Freeburg Manufacturing Company. She was a member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. Dorothy was also a member of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and the Daughters of Isabella.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis F. and Elizabeth, nee Grau, Falbe; and a sister, Rosella Daab.
Surviving are her loving husband of 64 years, Joseph L. Schaefer, whom she married on September 16, 1947;
four children, Janice (Mark) St. Ivany of Belleville, IL,
Rich (Jean) Schaefer of Freeburg, IL,
Gary (Phyllis) Schaefer of Millstadt, IL,
and Ron (Cindy) Schaefer of Shiloh, IL;
four sisters, Virginia (Richard) Eikelmann of St. Louis, MO,
Lucille Bosse of St. Louis, MO,
Bernice (Ardell) Kombrink of Belleville, IL,
and Margaret (Robert) Rowan of Lebanon;
a brother, Paul (Marilyn) Falbe of Maryville, IL;
13 grandchildren, Kristin (Dex) Landreth, Zachary St. Ivany, Lauren (Joe) Schaefer-Christ,
Dan (Erin) Schaefer, Michael Schaefer, Todd (Kyra) Schaefer, Kyle (Shaundra) Schaefer,
Robin (Ross) Schaefer-Klucker, Kelly and Jaime Sarka,
and Ben, Nick, and Josh Schaefer;
ten great-grandchildren, Luke and Samara Christ, Addilyn Schaefer, Zoey Landreth,
CJ Fuller, Isaac Wilson, Tyler Schaefer, Jalee Bell, and Abbey and Andy Schaefer;
and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary-St. Augustine Catholic Grade School. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral procession will leave at 9 a.m. Wednesday, August 15, 2012, from George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, for a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating.
Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.