Linda Jane Fritz Schafer

Linda Jane Fritz Schafer passed away peacefully at Lasata Care Center in Cedarburg, Wis., on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023.

She was born on April 5, 1939, in Milwaukee, Wis.

Her parents, Marion Fritz and Jane Manzer Fritz, preceded her in death.

Linda grew up in Whitefish Bay, Wis., with her two sisters, Barbara Fritz Feldt and Kathy Fritz McBride. She graduated from Whitefish Bay High School in 1957 and later attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

On Aug. 5, 1961, she married Warner Ervin Schafer and proceeded to have a daughter, Elizabeth, and a son, Steven.

She enjoyed her time camping, baking, sewing and going up north with her family.

Linda spent time as a preschool Montessori teacher, a church secretary at United Methodist Church in Cedarburg and a school office secretary at Wilson Elementary in Mequon, Wis., before her retirement.

During her spare time she volunteered her services to her church and to Thunderbolts Drum and Bugle Corps.

Linda is survived by her husband Warner, daughter Elizabeth Zuraw (Joseph), granddaughter Jessica, grandson Taylor and son Steven.

She is also survived by her sisters Barbara Feldt of Rochester, Minn., and Kathy (James) McBride of Menomonee Falls, along with beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her brother-in-law Dr Robert Feldt.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 18, at Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 1621 Second Ave. in Grafton, Wis. Visitation will begin at noon and the service will be from 1 to 2 p.m.



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