Lois Ann <I>Bierne</I> Shaeffer

Lois Ann Bierne Shaeffer

Gary, Deuel County, South Dakota, USA
Death 21 Sep 2015 (aged 90)
Watertown, Codington County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Watertown, Codington County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 152669517 · View Source
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Lois Shaeffer, 90, of Watertown, SD, passed away Monday, September 21, 2015 at Prairie Lakes Hospital.

Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown with Father Paul Rutten as celebrant. Music will be by Julie Kjenstad as the soloist accompanied by Danielle Holmquist-Holida, and the Immaculate Conception Funeral Choir.

Visitation will be 5-7:00 p.m., Friday, September 25, 2015 at Wight and Comes Funeral Chapel in Watertown.

Interment will be at Saint Mary’s Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers will be family and friends that frequented the Shaeffer lake cabin at Lake Kampeska.

Pallbearers will be John Hadtrath, Eric Fix, Todd Gottsleben, Mike Veeder, Kevin Person and Jason Steele.

Lois Ann Shaeffer, the daughter of Harry and Margaret (Potthoff) Bierne, was born August 26, 1925 in Gary, South Dakota. She grew up in Gary, graduated from Gary High School and Watertown Beauty School. Later, Lois owned her own beauty shop in Gary, South Dakota.

She was united in marriage on August 16, 1948 to James “Jim” O. Shaeffer at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Gary. The couple established Electronics Associates Wholesale Radio and TV Parts, which later in 1966, became Team Electronics in Watertown, South Dakota. They were also part owners of Benchmark Foam. Jim passed away April 20, 1998, after almost 50 years of marriage.

Lois enjoyed spending time with her family and friends at their lake cabin, woodworking, refinishing old trunks, embroidering dish towels, ceramics, working puzzles and other crafts. She was also a fan of watching the Watertown Arrows and the Minnesota Twins. She was famous for her homemade brownies and baked them for many friends.

Lois is survived by her children, Paula Shaeffer of Littleton, CO, Scott (Jody) Shaeffer of Watertown, SD and Shawn (Lucia) Shaeffer Watertown, SD; three grandchildren, Carly (Jeremy) Greene of Parker, CO, Joni (John) Hadtrath of Andover, MN and Jamie (Eric) Fix of Rochester, MN; step-grandchild, Ricardo Andrade of Watertown, SD; and six great grandchildren, Jake and Jolie Hadtrath, Brady and Mason Greene, and Joe and Zac Fix.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sisters, Donna, Dorothy and Betty; and her brother, Raymond.

-Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel

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