Verena (Enright) Schaefer
1933 - 2014
Verena (Enright) Schaefer, 81, of Burlington, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Feb. 27, 1933, to Joseph and Regina (nee Weber) Lois in Burlington. Verena spent her early life in New Munster where she attended St. Alphonsus Grade School and graduated from Wilmot High School. On Oct. 10, 1953, she was united in marriage to the late Lawrence Enright, at St. Marys in Burlington. Following their marriage they resided and raised their family in Burlington. Together they owned and operated Hillside Grocery. Verena also had worked for B B & W Telephone Company. On Sept. 21, 1968, Verena married James L. Schaefer. She was a lifelong member of St. Marys Catholic Church. Verena enjoyed her many trips to the Holy Angels Church where the EWTN Masses were filmed. She enjoyed the outdoors and gardening at the farm. More than anything she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They meant the world to her.
Verena is survived by her husband, Jim; children, David (Chris) Enright of Dublin, Ohio., Jacki (Ron) Wuttke of Burlington, Mary Jo Moore of Burlington, Mark (Jackie) Enright of Burlington and Scott (Sherri) Enright of Loma, Colo.; grandchildren, Brianne Miller, Tracy (Dave) Morrow, Nick (Kelly) Enright, Bridget (Jon) Howard, Jennifer Enright, Anthony Enright, Sarah Enright and Kayla Enright and great-grandchildren, Ann and Zoe Enright, Mackenzie and Hoyt Morrow. She is further survived by her brother, Jay (Norene) Lois; sisters, Anita (John) Nemath, Janet (Bob) Uhen and Marie (Skip) Boulden; sister-in-law, Marion Lois; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Verena was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lawrence; sister, Mercedes (Sylvester) Woyak; brothers, Richard Lois, Kenneth (Joyce) Lois; niece, Denise Lois; nephews, Art and Greg Lois and a son-in-law, Dave Moore.
The family has suggested memorials be made to the ALS Association or Seasons Hospice.
Verenas family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Seasons Hospice, especially Rachel and Margot, and to the staff of Home Helpers staff, especially Debbie for all their care and compassion.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. Marys Catholic Church with Rev. James Volkert officiating. Burial will follow at St. Marys Cemetery. Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Monday, April 14, 2014, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m., with a prayer vigil at 6:30 p.m., at Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home.
Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home & Crematory
625 S. Browns Lake Drive
Burlington, WI 53105