Monday, June 27th, 2011
Complete Obituary
Shirley Schaefer
  Shirley A. Schaefer, 72, New Bremen, died at 2:30 p.m. June 26, 2011 at Lima Memorial Hospital.
She was born June 28, 1938, near Wapakoneta, to Aldo and Helen Lunz Elsass. On Sept. 8, 1962, she married Dale Schaefer, who survives.
Also surviving are daughters, Brenda (Craig) Siefring and Donna (Gary) Schmitmeyer, New Bremen; sisters-in-law, Judy (Don) Gehle, New Bremen, and Lois Schaefer, St. Marys; and three granddaughters.
Deceased is a brother, Wayne Elsass.
She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, New Bremen, and had been church organist for the St. John's Lutheran Church in Fryburg for many years. She was a 1956 graduate of Wapakoneta Blume High School.
She had worked at Nationwide and American States Insurance companies, both of Lima, and at Crown Equipment Corporation of New Bremen and had retired from Schwieterman's Pharmacies. She was also a longtime aide for Serendipity Preschool in New Bremen.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul United Church of Christ, the Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. Burial will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Gilbert-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, and 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church.
Memorials may be made to the church memorial fund or the New Bremen Historic Association.
Additional obituaries for this date
a_d
Tonight
49°
Partly Cloudy
11%
Tomorrow
67°
Mostly Cloudy
14%
Tomorrow Night
43°
Mostly Clear
Sunday
63°
Mostly Sunny
Sunday Night
48°
Mostly Clear
6%
Monday
76°
Partly Sunny
14%
Monday Night
61°
Partly Cloudy
13%
Tuesday
72°
Mostly Cloudy
69%
Tuesday Night
44°
Rain Showers
75%
Wednesday
56°
Mostly Cloudy
10%
Wednesday Night
39°
Partly Cloudy
6%
3 Day
Extended
a_da_d
camera_logo Photo Albums
Thursday, October 23
index pict
Thursday, October 23
index pict
video_logoOnline Video
Thursday, October 2
index pict
Accident at 127 and 119
Monday, September 29
index pict
Grand Lake Marathon