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Sue Schaefer

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Aug. 20, 1939 — March 27, 2024

Sue Ann Schaefer, 84, of Spencer, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, at St. Luke Lutheran Home.

Sue was born on Aug. 20, 1939, in Pleasantville to parents Francis and Frances (Galvin) Mason. She graduated from Pleasantville High School in 1957 and attended Simpson College, earning her B.A. in education in 1961. She was united in marriage to her loving husband Denis Lou Schaefer in 1962. The couple eventually called Ames their home. Her and Denis were blessed with two children, David and Emily.

Sue was employed as an elementary teacher in Webster City, Colle Community (Cedar Rapids) and Des Moines prior to serving many years as a fifth grade teacher in the Ames School District. Teaching was a true passion of Sue’s and she cherished her relationships with both the students and staff. Her love for her family always was a priority. Sue’s kindness, caring advice and enduring support was so evident and much appreciated to those touched by her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Denis; parents; and brothers, Scott Mason and David Mason.

Sue is survived by her children, David (Laura) Schaefer, Emily Schaefer; grandchildren, Tyler (Shelby Meyer) Schaefer and Tanner (Micah) Schaefer; sister-in-law’s, Elaine Mason and Linda Mason; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Faith Community Church of Milford, the Spencer Chapter of Special Olympics, or to the family.

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