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Doreen C. Schaefer – Obituary

Name: Doreen C. Schaefer

Age: 77

Born: 10-10-1944

Died: 10-12-2021

Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home, Paynesville, Minnesota

St. Louis Catholic Church, Paynesville, Minnesota

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Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 18, 2021 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville for Doreen C. Schaefer, age 77 of Paynesville, God brought her home to the eternal life in his heavenly kingdom on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 due to multiple medical conditions (non-COVID related). Reverend Glenn Krystosek will officiate. Entombment will take place at the parish cemetery mausoleum in Paynesville.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Daniel-Anderson Funeral Home in Paynesville and one hour prior to services on Monday at the Church.

Doreen was born on October 10, 1944 in Richmond to Joseph and Alice (Terres) Heinen. She lived on the family farm with her parents and four siblings. On May 22, 1965, she married Melvin Peter Schaefer in St. Martin. They raised their family in Paynesville.

Doreen was a beloved wife, mother of four and grandmother of seven. She was a nurse and compassionate caregiver for many at the Paynesville Hospital and Paynesville Good Samaritan Center during her 37 years serving in her community. She was strong in her faith and active in the St. Louis Catholic Church community as a member of the Christian Women. Doreen was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Her passions were gardening, baking, cooking, playing bingo and playing cards with her family and friends. She spent countless hours volunteering for others, whom she always put first.

Surviving Doreen is her husband Melvin of Paynesville; Randy Schaefer (Susan) of Plymouth; Maria Wight (David) of Sunfish Lake; Russell Schaefer (Becky) of Champlin; Amy Horn (Dean) of St. Cloud; grandchildren, Ruth, Aaron, Madison, Luke, Mckenna, Kendra, Kylie; siblings, Kathy Nett (John), Mary Jane (Dr. Lee) Heinen-Beecher, Leon Heinen (Doris); sister-in-law, Jean Heinen-Felling (Don); and many nieces and nephews.

She is proceeded in death by her parents, Joseph and Alice Heinen; brother, Richard Heinen and granddaughter, McKenzie Horn.

We thank our extended family, friends, and the many members of her care team for all the support they have provided.


Guestbook for Doreen C. Schaefer

Tyler garrison
, random 14 year old
October 19, 2021, 8:05 pm
i am so sorry for all of your loses hope she finds peace
Brian Nett
, Nephew
October 18, 2021, 10:00 am
To Melvin, Randy, Maria, Russell, Amy and families: my sincerest condolences to you all. I will always have the sound of Aunt Doreen's laughter in my memory. She will be missed.
Judy and Lloyd Wright
, Friends of Maria and David Wight
October 17, 2021, 8:54 pm
We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. Hoping you find peace in knowing she is no longer suffering and in the memories you have of her. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dave and Desiree Dalluge
, Friends of Randy and Susan Schaefer Family
October 15, 2021, 9:55 pm
We are so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful full life Doreen lived. I know you will miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Maura and Darryl Goetz
, Friends of Randy and Susan Schaefer family
October 15, 2021, 2:52 pm
You have our deepest condolences. Our hearts are with you all.
Fr. Tom Andert, OSB
, Chaplain/Caregiver
October 15, 2021, 2:15 pm
Blessings of peace to Doreen & all the family ...she got on the bus!! Thanks be to God!

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