Mass of Christian Burial was Nov. 22 at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin for LuAnn Schaefer, 76, who passed away at Cherrywood in Richmond surrounded by family Nov. 17, 2021. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

LuAnn was born Aug. 17, 1945, in New Munich,  to Alois and Elizabeth (Rademacher) Wensmann. She graduated from Melrose High School in 1963. After high school, LuAnn worked at Worms Lumber, New Munich, until she married Roman Schaefer July 9, 1966, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich. She was a good cook and homemaker on the family farm where they raised their four children. In 1997 they moved to Rice Lake where they resided for 20 years and recently moved to St. Martin. LuAnn worked for Stang Precision in Paynesville for several years until she retired. LuAnn loved traveling, snowmobiling, bowling, pontoon rides, spending time with her family and going to her grandchildren’s sporting events. LuAnn was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. The aroma of her homemade bread, pies, homemade soup noodles and wonderful meals will be remembered by her family. 

LuAnn is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Roman; children Keith (Pat), Michelle (Dale) Schoenberg and Stacy (Jesse) Kampsen; grandchildren Megan (Tate) Hill, Kayla (Trent Gertken), Sara and Abby Schaefer, Taylor and Ellie Schoenberg, Brady and Brooke Kampsen; great-grandchildren Julia and Harlen Hill; siblings Larry, Kathy Spanier, Irene Cornelius, Ron (Audrey), Mike (Ruthie), Marilyn Juen and Sue (Kevin) Shay.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son Darrin in 2013; and brothers-in-law Denis Spanier, Kevin Cornelius, Bill Juen, Bill Kaschmitter, Smiley Lieser, Willie Salzl and Jim Heidgerken; and sister-in law, Mary Wensmann.

A special thank you to Cherrywood of Richmond and St. Croix Hospice, especially Liz and Greg for their loving and compassionate care for LuAnn.                                P-47-1B