M. Shafer, 58, of Kewanee died Sunday, April
25,1999 at St. Francis Hospital, Peoria.
will he held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran
Church, Kewanee with the Rev. David LaMaster
Visitation will be
this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Schueneman
Tumbelson Funeral Home. Burial will be in the
Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.
Memorials may be
made to either the American Diabetes Foundation
or the Zion Lutheran Church of Kewanee.
will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Colchester.
She was born Oct. 7,
1940 in Industry, the daughter of Roscoe and
Leona “Muff” (Simmons) Wetzel. She married
Dwight L. Shafer June 24, 1962 in Colchester. He
preceded her in death in 1964.
She was also
preceded in death by her father in 1946l and one
brother, William, in 1993.
Surviving are her
mother, Leona “Muff” Wetzel of LaHarpe; tow
brothers, Robert (Mary Lou) Wetzel of
Blandinsville and Wendell (Ann) Wetzel of
Stronghurst; two sisters, Marilyn (Jerry) Huston
of Roseville and Evelyn (Eldon) Yard of LaHarpe;
a sister-in-law, Louise Wetzel of Bloomington;
as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was educated at
Colchester High School, was a graduate of
Western Illinois University and had a master’s
degree from Northern Illinois University. Mrs.
Shafer had taught home economics for the Lacon,
Plymouth and Fox Lake school districts and for
27 years taught at Kewanee District 229,
retiring in 1994.
Mrs. Shafer was a
member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Kewanee,
where she sang in its Chancel Choir and
performed with the bell choir; and of the
Retired Teachers Association. She was an avid
seamstress, and enjoyed traveling and spending
time with her nieces and nephews.