Linda Jo Schaeffer

Sept. 14, 1950 May 17, 2012

Linda Jo Schaeffer of Waukesha died Thursday, May 17, 2012, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 61. She was born in Milwaukee on Sept. 14, 1950, the daughter of Melvin and Dorothy (nee Ondrejka) Schaeffer.

Linda worked for Wisconsin Bell in the 1970s and for Federated Realty in Milwaukee. She then worked as a caregiver at Lutheran Social Services until its closing in January of this year.

She will be sadly missed by her longtime partner in life, Irma Rodriguez of Waukesha; her sister, Barbara L. Schaeffer of Waukesha; and her brothers, Dr. Dennis M. (Eileen) Schaeffer of Dousman and Richard C. Schaeffer of Mequon. She is further survived by her nieces and nephews, Kelly, Laurie, Joshua, James and Rick; her closest friend, Susan Schmitz of Waukesha; along with other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Melvin, in 1990 and her mother, Dorothy, in 1977.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Monday, May 21, at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha.

If desired, memorials are appreciated to the Humane Animal Welfare Society, 701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53188.

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