Eileen Schaefer, 88 of St. Meinrad

Eileen Schaefer, 88 of St. Meinrad passed away on Thursday, May 26th at Scenic Hills at the Monastery in Ferdinand. 

Eileen was born March 9, 1934 in New Boston to Pius and Anna (Kleiser) Boehm. She married Alfred Schaefer on May 16, 1953 in New Boston. Alfred preceded her in death on April 29, 2011. 

Eileen was a member of St. Meinrad Catholic Church. She was a former member of Ladies Sodality and St. Elizabeth Society. She was a cook at St. Meinrad Archabbey. Eileen enjoyed gardening, bird watching, cooking and raising chickens. 

She is survived by three sons, Kent (Lynne) Schaefer of Ferdinand, Randall (Doris) Schaefer and Brian Schaefer all of St. Meinrad; two daughters, Janice (Jeff) Welp of St. Anthony and Diane (Patrick) Hoffman of St. Meinrad; a sister, Betty (Larry) Hanselman of Jasper; sixteen grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren with two on the way and six step-great-grandchildren. 

Eileen was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred; brothers, Wilfred and Nestor Boehm and sisters, Edna Meunier and Maxine Waninger. 

Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM CT Tuesday, May 31st in St. Meinrad Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. 

Visitation will be Tuesday at the church from 9:00 AM CT until time of services. 

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