Schaefer, Suzi

by poolefh | May 20, 2019 12:00 am

Suzi Schaefer, age 73, of Laura Lane in Port Washington, WI died May 20, 2019 at Lawlis Family Hospice in Mequon, Wisconsin.

She was born March 15, 1946 in Hutchinson, KS to Jack and Isabel Mayer Larus. She grew up in Port Washington, WI, later moving to Mequon, WI where she graduated from Homestead High School. Suzi married Jerry Schaefer of Port Washington on January 25, 1969 at St. James Catholic Church in Mequon, WI. Together they lived in Port Washington, raising their family.

Suzi did clerical work at Modern Equipment in Port Washington, WI, then at Energenics in Cedarburg, WI, and later at Shady Ladies in Cedarburg. She retired as office manager for Milestones in Milwaukee, WI. When her kids were young, Suzi volunteered at St. Mary’s School in various capacities, including typing for the teachers, being a Girl Scout leader, and helping in the classroom. In her spare time she enjoyed crafting, researching her family genealogy, and spending time with family. At one time she was an avid bowler, and at any time she was game for a couple hands of Sheepshead. Her sense of humor and sharp wit were her trademarks.

She is survived by her husband Jerry of Port Washington, children Beth (John) Geffers of Oshkosh, WI and Steve (Jessica) Schaefer of Richfield, WI and grandchildren Sydney, Isaac, Christian, and Elise Geffers and Felix Schaefer. She is further survived by sisters BJ Larus of Wauwatosa, Jackie (the late Mike) Conway of Mequon and Joey (Dan) McCormick of Bayfield County, WI, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 6:30PM, Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at the POOLE FUNERAL HOME/Crematory, 203 N. Wisconsin Street, Port Washington, WI. Family will receive relatives and friends from 4:30-6:30PM Wednesday prior to services. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery in Port Washington.

Memorials to Horizon’s Lawlis Family Hospice, 13111 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, WI 53097 appreciated.

Information and condolences available at or 262/284-4431.

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