Wanda Lucille Schaefer


November 25, 1930 - April 17, 2011




Wanda Lucille Schaefer was born November 25, 1930 in Lockney, TX to Lawrence and Evelena (Jones) Wiley.  She grew up and graduated from high school in Levelland, TX.  On April 4, 1958 she married Francis Schaefer at the home of her parents.  She worked as a nurse’s aide at the Levelland Hospital and then after moving to Mitchell in May 1961 she continued her work at the St. Joseph and Methodist Hospitals. She was known for her compassion and love toward her patients. She was a Girl Scout Leader for many years and played volleyball in the Methodist Hospital League.  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for many years, where she held various leadership callings within the organizations of the church.  After retirement in 1988, she dedicated her time and love to spoiling her grandchildren.  Wanda was an avid crafter and enjoyed ceramics.

She is survived by her husband, Francis; two daughters: Vicky L. Schaefer of Mitchell and Dee Ann Myrabo and husband, Randy of Trenton, MI; nine grandchildren: Carrie Green and husband, Eric, Lars Myrabo, Ayla Briggs, Isaac Myrabo, Rebecca Myrabo, Nathan Pruett, Hannah Myrabo, Elizabeth Myrabo and Abigail Myrabo; two sisters: Bobbi Arnwine and Velma Latham of Levelland, TX; two brothers: Lawrence Wiley and wife, Marilyn of Ft. Worth, TX and Jerry Wiley of Levelland, TX and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers-in-law, James Latham and Bud Arnwine.



Thursday, April 21, 2011
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Friday, April 22, 2011
1:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by David Duran Wiley on February 18, 2013
Wanda was my cousin. I remember her taking giving me special treatment when I was patient in Levelland. Although my family left Levelland and moved to Dallas when I was 12 years old. I remembered Wanda. I will always cherish those memories.
Posted by Pat Latham Palmer on April 27, 2011
When I started school the teacher asked me my name and I said Patsty Ann. That was what Aunt Wanda called me. My name was Patricia Lorene. Aunt Wanda was deeply loved by her family in Texas. She was a wonderful daughter, sister, and aunt to all of us in Levelland. We all missed and thought of her every day. All of our love to Uncle Frank, Vicky, and Dee.
Posted by Jodie Cain-Lambert on April 21, 2011
My deepest sympathies are with you. When thinking of Wanda I can only smile! She was a woman we can all strive to be. She put her family and others way before herself and she did it naturally and unselfishly. She always wore a smile. Wanda's face would glow when watching from the audience anytime her girls were sharing their talent with the rest of us. I feel blessed to have known this beautiful lady. I find great comfort to know she is being celebrated by the Angels in Heaven. Much love to you all, Jodie Cain-Lambert
Posted by Bonnie Treib Bauer on April 19, 2011
My deepest sympathies to Vicky, Dee Dee and Brother Schaefer. Sister Schaefer taught me as a youth in the church. She was a kind, lovely lady who will be missed.

Love, Bonnie and family
Posted by Donna Nelson on April 19, 2011
I worked with Wanda at Meth.Hosp. for years. She always went that extra step.Prayers to the family.
Donna Nelson
Posted by Diane Lawrence on April 19, 2011
"Aunt" Wanda was deeply loved by my family..She was the aid in the hospital the day my son was born..And he was her "adopted" son from that day on..She always babysat him for me.,.She and Uncle Frank lived next to the Photo studio my husband and I owned..And she would wqatch for me to come to work with my son..and come over and take him to her house for the day. She was an absolutely wonderful, giving woman. Rest in His arms Aunt Wanda..Love, Diane Moke
Posted by Steve Kirwan on April 18, 2011
My deepest sympathies to Frank, Vicky, Dee and family. Wanda will be missed by so many whose lives were touched by her always pleasant disposition and kind and caring ways. I will never forget her smiling face that seemed to light up the room every time I saw her. Wanda was an angel on this earth who loved her family and friends dearly and wouldn't hesitate to set aside her own needs for someone who may have needed her helping hand. I find it difficult, today, to put into words just how much she influenced my growing up. The world needs more beautiful souls like Wanda's and she has made a mark on my heart that I have and will always be grateful for. Dear lady, I wish for you all the blessings of your Creator for you have done well in this world. May you rest in peace and love forever. Thank you for being a part of my life. Love, Steve Kirwan
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