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Barbara Schaefer

Barbara (Roland) Schaefer

Thursday, October 24th, 2019
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Sr. Barbara (Roland) Schaefer, OSF, 90, of Clare House, Dubuque, died Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Clare House. Mass of Christian Burial will be 1 pm Monday in Francis Chapel where visitation will be held Sunday from 5 to 7 pm with a Funeral Vigil at 7 pm. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. All in Dubuque
She was born November 5, 1928 in Waterloo, Iowa, daughter of Peter and Wilhemina (Haberzeth) Schaefer.
She entered the Sisters of St. Francis August 25, 1947 and made final profession of vows August 10, 1953. Sister received her master's degree in reading education at University of Cardinal Stritch, Milwaukee, WI. She ministered as an educator in Iowa at Remsen, Ashton, Roseville, Manchester, Waterloo, St. Joseph, Bode, St. Michael's and Heelan, Sioux City, and at St. Mary's and Sacred Heart, Dubuque. She was also missioned in Illinois at Melrose Park.
Sister is survived by her sister, Gloria Ann Barfield; nieces and nephews, and her Franciscan sisters.
Sister was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Mary (John) Kidwell; her brothers, Melvin (Joan) and Charles (Diana); and her brother-in-law, Kenneth Barfield.
Memorials may be given to the Sisters of St. Francis, Dubuque, IA.
The Egelhof, Siegert and Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
The sisters of St. Francis express their thanks to Hospice of Dubuque for their care and concern.
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