Johanna Margaret Schaefer (Leadville)

Born: Thu., Oct. 26, 1922
Died: Sat., Jun. 8, 2019


6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Jun. 13, 2019
Location: St. Joseph Catholic Church

Recitation of the Rosary

7:00 PM Thu., Jun. 13, 2019
Location: St. Joseph Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Fri., Jun. 14, 2019
Location: St. Joseph Catholic Church

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Johanna Margaret Schaefer, 96, of Leadville, Colorado passed away on June 8, 2019 in Leadville. She was born October 26, 1922 in Leadville to Charles and Agnes (Pucel) Jakopic. She married Ted Schaefer on August 27, 1950 in Leadville, Colorado.
Johanna was a mother and homemaker and belonged to the Musicians Union, the St. Joseph’s Church Choir, was the Secretary for the American Fraternal Union and was a member of the Slovene National Benefit Society for 80 years. She was an avid bowler, loved dancing to polka music and watching her beloved Colorado Rockies.  Johanna also crocheted hundreds of afghans, many of which she donated to the ECU patients at St. Vincent Hospital.
Johanna is survived by her sons Carl (Donna) Schaefer of Leadville, David (Rhonda) Schaefer of Farmington, New Mexico; grandson Riley (Delanie) Schaefer of Sanford, North Carolina; granddaughters Claire (Scott) Berger of Miliken, Colorado, Megan (Kevin) Welch of Thornton, Colorado, Kelli (Jerry) Fellows of Ogden, Utah; great grandchildren Brayden and Bryant Schaefer and Cooper and Paxton Welch and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Leadville with the Recitation of the Rosary to follow the visitation at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with burial to follow at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Leadville. A reception will follow the interment at the Leadville Elks Lodge, #236. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lake County Civil Center Association or the Old Church Fund.

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Paul and Gigi
   Posted Mon June 10, 2019
Our deepest sympathy to all of you! Johanna was such a wonderful person and whenever we saw her she made us smile and laugh! She is finally in your dad's arms again.

Charlotte & Tuxhorn
   Posted Mon June 10, 2019
Your mom was a truly amazing woman. She was ornery and feisty which what we loved so much about her.

Steve and Karla Schaefer
   Posted Mon June 10, 2019
Carl, Dave and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Johanna was a wonderful women, she always had a smile and a story. She will be missed.

Fred and Agnes Fabian
   Posted Mon June 10, 2019
It is sad to lose a loved one, especially sweet Johanna, but hopefully all the good memories will sustain the family in their grieving process. We all loved Aunt Johanna and will miss her!

Donald Macdonald
   Posted Mon June 10, 2019
Carl, Dave and family. My condolences to you. She was quite a woman. May you find comfort at this time of loss.

LaDonne Maez
   Posted Mon June 10, 2019
Dear Dave and Carl, my mom Evelyn and our family are so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a long time neighbor of our family and my mom remembers her very fondly. May she rest in peace.
Sincerely, LaDonne

Faun Burke
   Posted Mon June 10, 2019
Carl, Dave and family. My love and prayers to all of you. This very special lady always made me smile. My life has been richer having her as my friend. We had so much fun bowling. RIP dear lady

Doug & Mira (King) Pittman
   Posted Mon June 10, 2019
Sending my thoughts, prayers and love to the Schaefer family. Mrs Scharfer was a wonderful friend to my parents and I have fond memories of her through my life in Leadville and again when I moved next door to Bill Disney in Canon. Heaven surely gained a true angel. Mira King Pittman and Doug Pittman

Bill Sjoden and Brenda
   Posted Mon June 10, 2019
Sorry for your loss she was a good wife and mother.Johanna will be missed. Carl Dave and families.Brenda and I will keep her in our prayers.

Carol L Schutte
   Posted Mon June 10, 2019
So sorry to hear this. We will praying for all of you. God bless and may you cling to all the great memories. David and Carol Schutte

Paul and Lisa Fabian
   Posted Tue June 11, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Johanna was always so nice to me. My sincerest condolences.

Hope Romero
   Posted Tue June 11, 2019


Our deepest sympathy to the family. Prayers and thoughts are with you through this difficult time. iHeartMedia

   Posted Thu June 13, 2019
Carl, Donna, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

Francine Webber
   Posted Mon June 17, 2019
Carl and family,

So sorry to learn of Johanna's passing but yet so relieved for her, no longer yearning to be with Ted. We hope they are polkaing across the heavens.

Roger and Francine Webber

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