Florence J. Schaeffer

Date of Death: 
Monday, January 16, 2023

Beloved wife of the late Joseph.  Loving mother of Jo Anne (Late Michael), Fr. Bradley SJ, Karen Gilliat, Lizbeth (Peter) Willert, and Scot.  Fond grandmother of Jeffrey (Christy) Sefcik, Lance (Karolyn) Sefcik, Kristi Martin; Kate Gilliat, Brad (Kristi) Gilliat; Lindsay (Tom) Willert, Keith (Gwen) Willert, Craig (Ashley) Willert; Blaise Schaeffer, Mackenzie Schaeffer, Brent Schaeffer and the late Zachary Schaeffer.  Great grandmother of Quinten, Brooke, Trevor, Michael, Genevieve, Kennedy, Jordan, Kamrin, Avery, Emma, and Zooey.

Sunday, January 22, 2023 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Funeral Service: 
Monday, January 23, 2023 - 10:30am
Procession from funeral home will begin at 9:30 am
Maryhill Cemetery


Jeff Sefcik
BEST Grandma in the WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!
Sue (Wiesmeyer) Crosson-Knutson
The dearest, sweetest soul. Always had a positive outlook. Looked on the bright side of life - even when she confirmed that I had the German measles at age 18. I'll never forget Mrs. Schaeffer.
Karen Lobodzinski
Your Grandma Flo sounded like an amazing woman! Words cannot express how deeply sorry for your loss.
Maureen Hong
The best aunt ever! I'll miss your birthday cards and phone calls. You made a cheesecake that nobody could ever replicate. Love you!
Steph Kaye
Very sorry to hear about your loss, Jeff. Thinking of you and your family at this time.
I'll always cherish our sharing a cup of morning coffee on the patio of the Sails in Florda. Just a drop of cream. May our Lord welcome her to his Loving Arm as she is reunited wtih her Joe, anddb Bill & Betty.
Aunt Flash! The legend. The last redhead of the “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” siblings; our last true member of the Greatest Generation. Chicago-tough as nails, sweet as pie, and feisty as all get out- you were one of a kind. Now, roll up the rug and move the furniture up in Heaven and dance with Uncle Joe and the crew once again. Dena
Martha Lehman
Mrs Schaeffer - a force to be reckoned with! You will remain in my heart always as "Flo" a women whose strength and heart and love of family I will always remember - I will miss your Christmas Cards and all your cheering for your Chicago Cubs. You rest in peace. xoxoxoxox martha
Debbie Schaeffer
Florence Schaeffer was not just my mother in law, she was my mom. She was there when I had each of my kids, she was there when my son Zachary died. I enjoyed our monthly chats on the phone and her cards she sent for my birthday, Christmas, Valentine's Day. So glad I saved them. It's hard for me to imagine a world without her love, friendship, kindness, and caring in it. I loved how she got feisty in her older age! Love you forever.
Dale and Andrea Gorman
Another Matriarch now looking down on us from Heaven. A long and full life had. Aunt Flo will be so missed.
Susan Zelasko
Our matriarch is gone and our family gatherings will never be the same. When Aunt Flo was in the room, you knew you were loved. While talking to Flo, she made you feel that your conversation was the most important thing she had going for the day. We are missing her here, but there are so many that have been waiting for her upstairs. I’m sure there is a big homecoming party going on up there!!! :)
Mike Sementa
Sorry to hear about your Grandma, Jeff. She sounded like an incredible woman. Thinking of you and your family during this time.
Bruce Cray
Good bye Flo. We loved you so, say hello to Joe and Rita and Ger and everyone.