Megan M. Schaefer

Ms. Megan Schaefer of Belgium, formerly of Port Washington, passed away in the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa.  She was 65 years old.

Megan was born on April 12, 1957, the daughter of Charles and AnnaRuth (nee Gahan) Schaefer.

She grew up in Port Washington and attended Port Washington High School, graduating with the Class of 1975.  While in high school, Megan was very active in the Windjammers Drum and Bugle Corps.

After high school, she attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she graduated with a bachelor of science degree. She then went on to attend Essex College in Baltimore, Md., where she earned her certificate as a physician assistant.

She was currently working as a physician assistant for Froedtert Holy Family Memorial Walk-in and Fast Care Clinic in Manitowoc.

One of Megan’s true joys in life was watching her nieces and nephews, and later her great-nieces and nephews, compete in sports.

Megan had a very kind heart. During the pandemic, she volunteered to help buy groceries for people who could not leave their homes.

Megan was a member of St. John XXIII Catholic Parish in Port Washington, a former EMT for the Port Washington Fire Department, a former CPR instructor and a passionate volunteer for the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight since 2011.

Megan is survived by her three siblings, Kathy (Jack) Peiffer of Belgium, Peggy (Geoff) Greiveldinger of Racine and Kelly (Terri) Schaefer of Eagle River, and her sister-in-law Carolyn (the late Charles Jr.) Schaefer of Wauwatosa.

She is further survived by 11 nieces and nephews, 25 great-nieces and nephews, numerous cousins, other relatives and many, many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and AnnaRuth and her brother Charles Jr.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, at 4 p.m. at St. John XXIII Parish, St. Mary’s Church, 451 N. Johnson St., Port Washington.  Father Patrick Wendt will preside over the Mass.

A visitation will precede the Mass on Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the church.

She will be laid to rest next to her parents in St. Mary’s Parish Cemetery in Port Washington.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight.

Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington, is honored to serve the family.

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