Ralph Schaefer, 78
Ralph Schaefer, 78, of Hartford, passed
away Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, surrounded by his family.
Ralph was born July 27, 1932, in Hartford to Adam and Alice (nee Gitzinger)
Schaefer. He was united in marriage to Armella Spaeth on Sept. 25, 1954,
at Holy Angels Catholic Church in West Bend.
Ralph farmed near Hartford for 31 years until 1988. He then worked various
jobs until his retirement in 2006. Ralph was a member of St. Lawrence
He is survived by his wife, Armella; his daughters, Joyce (Peter) Martin,
Karen (Gary) Sutcliffe, Eileen Cuellar and Mary Schaefer; grandchildren,
Nicole, Philip, Michael, Julie, Jennifer and Katie; his brother, Jerome
Schaefer; his sisters-in-law, Theresa Hron, Bernadette Spaeth and Vivian
(James) Lisko. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; son in-law, LeRoy Cuellar in
1989; sister, Ruth (David) Klink; and his parents-in-law, Frank and Anna
Mass of Christian burial for Ralph will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 12, at
7 p.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 4886 Highway 175, St. Lawrence,
with the Rev. Joseph Dominic officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday
at the church from 3 p.m. until the time of Mass. Interment at St.
Shimon Funeral Home assisted the family.