Sandra Schaefer

Sandra Schaefer, 72, of Schaller, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 at her home.

Visitation was held Sunday, Feb. 12, at Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Schaller. A private family service will be held.

Sandra Sue Whitmer was born June 11, 1944 in Byron, Texas, the daughter of Pete and Lillian (Haden) Whitmer.

In her youth, she was baptized at the Methodist Church in Galva, later becoming a member of Schaller Presbyterian Church.

Sandra attended school in Galva, graduating in 1962.

On Sept. 5, 1964, Sandra was united in marriage to Steve Schaefer in Galva. Together, they were blessed with two children, Shannan and Reid. The couple was married for 30 years before separating.

Sandra enjoyed cooking, reading, knitting and embroidering. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family. Sandra will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Shannan Bragg (fiancé, Douglas Schmidt) of Schaller and Reid (Christina) Schaefer of Perry; grandchildren, Kennedy (Thomas) Sibbitt and Carter Bragg; great-grandchild, Elva Sibbitt; sisters: Judy Whitmer of Galva; Connie (Carl) Nielsen of Cherokee; Steve Schaefer of Schaller; extended family and friends.

Sandra was preceded in death by her parents.