Carol Mae Schaefer (nee Palmer)
30, 1933 – Aug. 31, 2012
M. Schaefer (nee Palmer), a lifelong Waukesha resident, passed away
peacefully on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at AngelsGrace Hospice with her
family by her side at the age of 79. She was born in Waukesha on April 30,
1933, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Grace (nee Schaefer) Palmer.
worked a variety of different jobs including as a nurse’s aide at the
Northview County Home. Carol enjoyed playing bingo, but her greatest joy
was spending time with her children and grandchildren. She will be sadly
missed by all who knew her, especially her daughter Cindy, who had been
her main caregiver the past three years and had been living in her home
until her passing.
is loved and will be remembered by her children, Kenneth (Jonna) Schaefer
of Waukesha, Donald (Madge) Schaefer of Waukesha, Greg (Tina) Schaefer of
Waukesha, Sandy (Robert) Rank of Lannon, Cindy (Kenneth) LaChance of
Mukwonago and Randy Schaefer of Arizona; her grandchildren, Ronald (Trish)
Rank, Terry (Kim) Rank, Melissa (Charles) Greene, Craig (Loni) LaChance,
TJ (Tiffany) LaChance, Nicole (Jeff) Franjevic, Alisha Schaefer, Kyle
Sitter, Amera Schaefer and Kaycee Schaefer; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She is further survived by her brothers, Lester Palmer and Donald (Joyce)
Palmer, both of Waukesha; family friend Roy Rock of Arizona; along with
nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; her grandson, Donny
Schaefer Jr.; and seven brothers and two sisters.
family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Kristine Cooper and
hospice nurse Jenny for their care provided to Carol.
will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. A private
family graveside service will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.
lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to ProHealth Home Care and
Hospice, 1020 James St., Suite E, Hartland, WI 53029, or to AngelsGrace
Hospice W359-N7430 Brown St., Oconomowoc, WI 53066.
further information, please call Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and
Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to
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