Kathleen J. Schaefer

Kathleen J. Schaefer, 77, of Wisconsin Dells and formerly of Oakfield, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at UW Hospital in Madison.  She was born December 26, 1943 in Fond du Lac, the daughter of Lester and Alice (Schneider) Doering.  Kathleen graduated from Horace Mann High School.  On November 30, 1963 she married Jerome L. Schaefer at St. James Catholic Church in Oakfield and he preceded her in death on May 14, 2011.  Kathleen worked as a Home Health Aide for Fond du Lac County until her retirement.  She enjoyed knitting, traveling, kayaking, spending winters in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and especially loved spending time with family.

She is survived by four children, Paul Schaefer of Oakfield, Jodie Ross of Monona, Joel (Erin) Schaefer of Sherwood, OR, and Darrin “Doc” (Maria Cristina) Schaefer of Wisconsin Dells; grandchildren, Bryan (TeAnn) Ross, Rachel Ross, Morgan Schaefer, Aliese Schaefer, Michael Schaefer, Jack Schaefer, Mallory Schaefer, Heidi Schaefer, Kateleen and Vivian Schaefer; great grandchildren, Nahla and Ranger; sisters, Barbara (Jerry) Zickert and Melanie Olp; brothers, Donald (Barbara) Doering, Gerald Doering, and Michael Doering; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; and her Cabo kids, Billy and Boo-Boo.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jerry; and sister, Beverly Zupke.

A time of visitation will be held Monday, April 5, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Oakfield Village Park Pavilion.  Burial will follow with a graveside service in Avoca Cemetery.  A Celebration of her Life will be held at the Oakfield Village Park from 1:00 – 4:00 PM following burial.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be mailed to Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, c/o Kathleen Schaefer, 524 N Park Avenue, Fond du Lac, WI 54935.

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