Janice M. Schaefer (75) of Effingham


Published on October 23 2012 9:11 am

Janice M. Schaefer, 75, passed away at 4:18 p.m. Monday, October 22, 2012 at her home in Effingham, Illinois. She was surrounded by her loving family at the time of her passing.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, October 25, 2012 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Effingham with entombment in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m., Wednesday at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham. Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart School in Effingham. www.bauerfh.com.

Janice was born November 12, 1937 in Woodbury Township, the daughter of Ben and Veronica (Schwerdt) Osborne. She married Fred C. Schaefer August 29, 1959 and he survives. Janice was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Effingham, Effingham Women's Bowling Association Hall of Fame and belonged to the State and National 600 Clubs.

Survivors include her husband, Fred of Effingham; sons, Greg (wife Teresa) of Bennett, Colo., Tracy of Martinsville, Tony (wife Jeni) of Ridgecrest, Calif. and Scott (wife Michelle) of Sigel; daughters, Cynthia (husband Mike) Depoister of Lake Sara and Lisa (husband Ed) Hobler of Effingham; sisters, Joan  Ettelbrick of Greenup and Georgia Marsden of Portland, Ore.; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Janice was preceded in death by by her parents; son, Michael and brother, Ben.