Jane K. Schaefer
Jane K. Schaefer, age 67, of Chilton, died on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at St. Paul Home in Kaukauna. She was born July 17, 1949 in Appleton, daughter of Phyllis (Van Vreede) Mauthe and the late Lawrence Mauthe. Jane married Harvey R. Schaefer on February 13, 1971 at St. Pius Catholic Church in Appleton.
Following her graduation from Hilbert High School in 1968, Jane enrolled at the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing and graduated in 1970. Immediately following her graduation, she began working at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton where she worked in the Pediatric and OB/GYN Unit. For over 40 years as a nurse, Jane was given the opportunity to help deliver babies and tend to kiddos who were in need of quality medical care.
She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge, was a leader and volunteer with the Calumet County 4H Club for many years and belonged to the social organization with her coworkers called The Deficit Club.
Jane was a voracious reader, so in her free time, she loved reading many, many books. She also enjoyed crocheting, tending to her garden with the help of her husband and son, spending time with her friends at coffee clutches, and take care of her 3 grand-dogs.
Nurses, being special people, love to give of themselves to help others; Jane was no different. Jane made sure that those around her who needed help, or a word of encouragement received everything she could give to them in order to make their burden lighter. She possessed a fun loving spirit that brightened everyones day, and Jane looked forward to the many joyous times she could spend with her family and all those she loved.
Survivors include her husband: Harvey; her children: Kelly Schaefer, Kyle Schaefer and his significant other, Katt Walter; her mother: Phyllis Mauthe; grand-puppies: Frodo, Bodacious & Doc; her siblings: Diane Bates Schmit, Paula (Ken) Skitch, Pauline Mauthe, David (Tracie) Mauthe, Mark Mauthe; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Patricia Schaefer, Dennis (Pat) Schaefer, Gary (Rosemary) Schaefer, Diane (John) Schneider, Bruce (Connie) Schaefer, Wayne (Becky) Schaefer, Jim Schaefer & his significant other, Gail Bukowski-Picard, & Brenda (Tom) Peroutka. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Jane was preceded in death by her father: Lawrence Mauthe; her in-laws: Paul & Agnes Schaefer; 2 brothers-in-law: Paul Schaefer, Jr, Steve Schmit.; and a niece: Michelle Mauthe.
Funeral service will be at 5:30 pm on Monday, November 7, 2016 at St. Mary Catholic Church (Military Ave.) in Stockbridge with Rev. Michael Betley officiating. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm on Monday, November 7, 2016.
A memorial fund has been established in the name of Jane K. Schaefer.