Helen A. Schaefers, McGregor, Iowa formerly Dubuque, Iowa, October 8, 2023

Helen Ambrose Schaefers, 93, of McGregor, formerly of Dubuque, Iowa died Sunday, October 8, 2023 at Great River Care Center in McGregor, Iowa. She was born on July 17, 1930 in Garnavillo, Iowa to Casper and Mary (Lucher) Schaefers. Helen was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph Catholic Church and also attended St. Joseph Catholic School in Garnavillo, Iowa.

Helen spent most of her years as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant for Mercy Hospital in Dubuque. She lived a very simple life and was very devout in her catholic church in Dubuque at Cathedral of St. Raphael. She enjoyed walking to work and walking everywhere. She loved gardening, flowers and loved watching birds and kitties. She was an avid reader and especially loved reading books by Louis L’ Amour and Zane Grey and other western books.

Survivors include special family members, Alex (Teresa) Schaefers of McGregor, Iowa and their children, Tyler (Ashley) Rochleau, Robin (Evan) Landis, Alex Brown, Megan Rochleau, Blake Rochleau, and Logan Brown; nieces and nephews, Evelyn Petsche, Albert (Jean) Petsche, Leonard Petsche, Julie (Jack) Hensley, Carl (Beth) Petsche.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, October 12, 2023 at St. Mary Catholic Church in McGregor, Iowa with Rev. Martin Coolidge and Rev. John Moser concelebrating.

A Visitation will be held one hour prior to the mass at the church.

Interment will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in McGregor, Iowa.

Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, McGregor, Iowa is helping the family with the arrangements.

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