Colette J. Schaefer

January 19, 1938 - January 2, 2018

Funeral Mass for Colette J. Schaefer will be held at 12:30 P.M. Saturday January 6, 2018 at St Patrick's Catholic Church in Le Roy with Father Marreddy Pothiredy officiating. Burial will take place in the Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-7 P.M. at St Patrick's Catholic Church with a prayer service starting at 4 P.M. Visitation will continue for 1 hr prior to the service.

Colette J. Schaefer, age 79, of McIntire, IA died Tuesday January 2, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Hospital St Marys Campus.

Colette Jane Schaefer was born January 19, 1938 in Austin, MN to Gerald and Rosalia (Elsburnd) Gorman. She attended and graduated from St Augustine High School in Austin, MN in 1956 and was united in marriage to Robert Schaefer on September 7, 1959 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin. After their marriage they farmed near Meyer, IA and later moved to their current farm in 1966. Colette enjoyed collecting angels, going on bus trips to the casino, the color pink, listening to the Mitchell County and Austin music programs, going on shopping trips to Austin to find a “good deal”, and attending her grand children's activities, but most of all she enjoyed being with her family. She was a very active member of St Patrick's Catholic Church for many years participating in its' alter society and teaching in the religious education program.

She is survived by her children; Harlan Schaefer of McIntire, IA, Audrey (Kelly) Christensen of Riceville, IA, Pam (Steve) Smith of Stacyville, IA and Eric (Michele) Schaefer of Northwood, IA, 8 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 3 siblings; Wayne (Darlene) Gorman of Austin, MN, Anna May (Bob) Schneberger of West Union, IA and Mary Kay (Arnie) Olson of Minneapolis, MN and 5 sisters-in-law; Yvonne Gorman of Austin, MN, Marilyn Rogers of Osage, IA, Florance Schaefer and Jeanette Schaefer both of Adams and Sr. Alice Schaefer of Dubuque, IA. Colette was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert in 1982, her son Paul in 1981, a brother Ardel, a nephew Rick, and brothers-in-law; Amos, Avery and Ray.

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