Carol Mae Schaefer (nee Palmer)

April 30, 1933 – Aug. 31, 2012

Carol 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. 

Carol 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. 

She 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. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; her grandson, Donny Schaefer Jr.; and seven brothers and two sisters. 

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Kristine Cooper and hospice nurse Jenny for their care provided to Carol. 

Visitation 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. 

In 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. 

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.