Jerome A. Schaefer

Jerome A. Schaefer, 78, of Hartford, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013.

Jerome was born on Sept. 24, 1935, in Hartford to Alice (nee Gitzinger) and Adam Schaefer. He was a member of St. Kilian Catholic Church in Hartford and a dairy farmer his whole life.

He is survived by his loving nieces and nephews, Joyce (Peter) Martin of Rubicon, Karen (Gary) Sutcliffe of Slinger, Eileen Cuellar of Hartford, Mary Schaefer of Slinger, Thomas (Diane) Klink of Grafton, Richard (Eileen) Klink of Hartford, Robert (Marie) Klink of Arlington; 11 great-nieces and great-nephews; and sister-in-law Armella Schaefer.

Jerome is preceded in death by his parents, Adam and Alice Schaefer; his brother, Ralph Schaefer; his sister, Ruth (David) Klink; and LeRoy Cuellar.

Mass of Christian Burial for Jerome will be on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Kilian Catholic Church (428 Forest St., Hartford) with the Rev. David LaPlante officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends on Friday at the church only from 9-11 a.m. Interment at St. Kilian Cemetery, Hartford following Mass.

Memorials to the American Diabetes Association appreciated.

The Shimon Funeral Home is serving the family; (262) 673-9500,