Constance Marie Schafer, 86, passed away on December 9, 2022 at Robinwood Landing Memory Care in Lansing. She was born June 4, 1936 in Westphalia Michigan to Leo and Rose Bauer. She married Jerome Schafer on November 22, 1958 in Westphalia. Connie was a homemaker, raising five children before returning to the workforce for several years and then joining her husband in retirement. She enjoyed playing cards, going to the casino, rides in the country, going out to eat, walks, and spending time with family.
She is survived by her children Sandy (Kevin) McMahon, Sheila (Lars) Rolandson, Sharon (Dan) Jegla, Susie (Pat) Schneider, and Steve Schafer; seven grandchildren Amy (Eddie) Buonopane, Melissa (Mike) McIntosh, Kyle McMahon, Ryan McMahon, Brendan (Meg) McMahon, Laura (Michael) Dainton, and Eric Jegla; seven great-grandchildren Anabella and Cora Buonopane, Lillian and Leo McIntosh, and Scarlett, Cora, and Silas Dainton; and many special nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband Jerome and her siblings Rosemary (Norman) Thelen, Gerald Bauer, Alice (Leo) Fox, Jerome (Marlene) Bauer, and Jim Bauer.
A funeral mass will be held December 21, 2022, at 10:30 A.M., at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 545 N. Maple Street, Fowler MI 48835, with a luncheon to follow interment. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Memorial Contributions to Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church.