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Virginia “Ginny” H. Schaefer

Virginia “Ginny” H. Schaefer Virginia “Ginny” H. Schaefer


Virginia “Ginny” H. Schaefer, 88, of Milan, passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, under the tender care of hospice at The Waterford in Colby. A private funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 13 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Milan. Father George Graham officiated. Family and friends can watch the service anytime through Facebook. Visitation, where family and friends were welcome, was from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, June 12 at Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford.

Ginny was born on Feb. 17, 1932, the daughter of Bernard and Marie (Kaage) Gall, in Dorchester. She was united in marriage to Arnold “Shrimp” Schaefer on Aug. 6, 1952 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dorchester and he preceded her in death on Jan. 25, 2015. Ginny had her hands full raising 12 wonderful children. The free time she did have, she enjoyed playing cards, polka dancing and volunteering at church in the Altar Society. Most importantly she loved spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed by all.

Ginny is survived by her 12 children, Kathleen (Randall) Kuck of Athens, Michael (Debra) Schaefer of Gilman, Steven (Julie) Schaefer of Edgar, Julie (Frank) Sterzinger of Minocqua, Daniel (Jane) Schaefer and Mary Jo (Douglas) Bruesewitz, all of Milan, Joseph (Jill) Schaefer of Colby, Diane (Blain) Rodman of Wausau, Terri (Mark) Peissig of Dorchester, Jean (Tony) Ludwig and James (Nancy) Schaefer, all of Medford and Jolyn (Chris) Krohn of Wisconsin Dells; 34 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Ginny was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arnold; a grandson, Kristopher Kuck; a sister, Delores Bunkelman; and a brother, Gary Gall.

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