Patricia “Patti” Ann Schaefer died peacefully Monday, September 1, 2014 at Medina Meadows. She was born December 10, 1954, to the late Robert and Dolores Wilhelm.
She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Paul; three children, Daniel (Kristen) Schaefer, Sarah (James) Petitt and Hannah (Adam) Schiffman; three grandchildren, Olivia, Jonas and James Paul; brothers, Tim and Richard Wilhelm; sisters, Dianne Labadie and Mary Ellen DeLong; and many, many more family members.
Patti will be remembered and missed most for her sense of humor and generous heart, examples of which are too many to include here. Patti grew up in Medina, graduating from Medina High School in 1973 and earning her LPN degree from Lorain County Community College in 1975. She and Paul moved to Valley City in 1978. Patti worked for several years at the former Shangri-La nursing home, in the office of Schaefer Plumbing with her husband Paul, and as a volunteer at St. Martin of Tours church in Valley City.
In addition to her children, she was the loving “mother” to two potbellied pigs, Roscoe and Weezer; and four faithful dogs over the years.
Patti’s family would like to thank the staffs of Medina Meadows and Hospice of Medina County for the excellent and compassionate care given to Patti over the last several years and the extra support given to her and her family during her final week.
Funeral Mass will be held 11 A.M., Friday, September 5, 2014 at St. Martin of Tours, Chapel, 1800 Station Road, Valley City, with Reverend Thomas Dunphy, officiating. Calling hours will be 2 to 5 and 6 to 9 P.M., Thursday, September 4, 2014 in the Gathering Area of St. Martin of Tours Church and also Friday from 9 to 10:30 A.M. prior to the funeral. Interment will be at St. Martin Church Cemetery, Valley City.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Martin’s Building Fund, Hospice of Medina County, 5075 Windfall Road Medina, OH 44256 or Alzheimer’s Assoc. Greater Eastern Ohio Area, 70 W. Streetsboro St. Suite. 201, Hudson, OH 44236.
Bauer Funeral Home, Valley City. has the honor of serving the Schaefer family.