Russell M. Schaefer

Aug. 4, 1913 May 6, 2010

Russell M. Schaefer of Waukesha died Thursday, May 6, 2010, at LindenGrove Health Care Center in Waukesha at the age of 96. He was born Aug. 4, 1913, in North Prairie.

On Oct. 6, 1936, he married the former Alice Neff. He worked for 36 years for the Waukesha County Highway Department, retiring in 1977. He was an avid Bucks and Brewers fan and loved to play sheepshead. He loved children, especially his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

He will be sadly missed by his children, Sally (David) Blaedow of Waukesha, Kenneth (Gail) Schaefer of Dousman and Dean (Sharon) Schaefer of Pewaukee. He is further survived by eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; his sister, Carol Schaefer; and brothers, Lester Palmer and Donald (Joyce) Palmer, all of Waukesha; along with other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice, in 2003; and his other brothers and sisters.

A private family service was held Monday, May 10, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Burial took place at Summit Cemetery.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave an online tribute.