Darlene M. Schaefer, 98 of Jefferson, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Fort Memorial Hospital.
Darlene was born on August 15, 1921 in the Town of Aztalan, WI, the daughter of Theodore and Elizabeth (Knoerr) Kuehn. On January 14, 1956, she married C. Stuart Schaefer and the couple enjoyed 18 year of marriage until his death on April 18, 1974. Darlene worked in banking for many years in Jefferson, Watertown, and Phoenix, AZ – retiring in 1985. In retirement, many hours were donated to Jefferson County Human Services, where she volunteered in the fiscal department. Darlene enjoyed winters in Arizona, playing bridge, and being with friends. Most recently, she was a resident of Sylvan Crossing of Jefferson and loved going for Friday night fish and seeing musicals at the Fireside. She was a long-time member of St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church. She will be missed by those that knew her.
She is survived by several cousins and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents and husband.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00PM on Friday, June 26, 2020 at the Olsen-Gibson Funeral Home of Jefferson with Rev. Joshua Martin and Mark Bartsch presiding. Visitation will be on Friday from 11:00AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Darlene will be buried at Union Cemetery of Jefferson following the funeral service.
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