Kay Ann Schaffer- Edgewood

Kay Ann Schaffer, 71, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2024, surrounded by
family, at her home in rural Edgewood. She was born September 21, 1952, in Dubuque, the
daughter of Louis and Elizabeth (Oberbroeckling) Loeffelholz. Kay was raised in the Petersburg
and Dyersville areas and was a 1970 graduate of Western Dubuque High School.

On July 12, 1975, Kay was united in marriage to Fred Schaffer at St. Patrick Catholic Church in
Colesburg. Four children were born to this union. Kay worked as a CNA at the Elkader Care Center.
She retired in 2018.

Kay was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church and the St. Mark Choir. She enjoyed playing cards
with friends and family and was a member of several card clubs. Kay was a 4-H leader for many
years. She was a member of the Edgewood Garden Club and Edgewood Legion Auxiliary. Kay and
Fred enjoyed traveling together. She was a loving wife and mother. Kay loved her family and
enjoyed their time together.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Fred Schaffer of Edgewood; four children, Sarah (Paul)
Wilson of Viola, Wisconsin, Leo (Ashley) Schaffer of Elkader, Glen (April) Schaffer of Edgewood,
and Kari (Nathan) Erickson of Edgewood; 13 grandchildren, Tristan, Dakota, Cheyenne, and Brea
Wilson, Henry and Josh Schaffer, Quintin, Leila, Kristy, Timothy, and Blake Schaffer, and Gemma
and William Erickson; brother, Dave (Joyce) Loeffelholz of Dyersville; sister-in-law, Diane
Loeffelholz of Dubuque; and several nieces and nephews.

Kay was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Betty Loeffelholz; grandson, Aiden Schaffer;
brother, Gene Loeffelholz; and parents-in-law, Leo and Myrtle Schaffer.

Online condolences may be sent to .

Mass of Christian Burial: 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at St. Mark Catholic Church in
Edgewood, Iowa, with Father John Haugen officiating.

Visitation: 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., on Monday, June 3, 2024, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in
Edgewood, Iowa. Friends may also call an hour before Mass at the church on Tuesday.

Inurnment: Sacred Heart Cemetery, rural Littleport, Iowa

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