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Alice (Gibbs) Schaefer

January 10, 1922 — August 20, 2022

Rockford

Alice F. (Gibbs) Schaefer, age 100, passed away on August 20, 2022 at Fair Haven Retirement Center in Rockford. Born January 10, 1922 in rural Byron, Illinois. Daughter of Oscar F. and Grace (Berends) Snyder. She gradated from Byron High School in 1939. She married Robert “Bub” Gibbs in Stillman Valley in 1947. He died in 1978. She lived in Stillman Valley for 35 years. Alice was employed for 23 years by the Meridian School District and 5 years by Carlson Transport in Byron. She married Burnett J. Schaefer in 1982, moved to Janesville, WI and then to Rockford, IL. She was a member of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church of Rockford, and former member of Stillman Valley Congregational Church. She was a member of the Blackhawk Trail Club of Rockford. Survivors include her son, Jeffrey (Susan) Fustin of Rockford; grandchildren, Thomas Towns, Jr. of Belvidere, Tara (Jason) Kochheiser of Rockton, Scott (Dana) Fustin of Rockford, and Sarah (Ryan) Hathaway of Pecatonica; 10 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Joyce Towns, her parents, 2 brothers, and 5 sisters. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday August 26, 2022 at Farrell Holland Gale Funeral Home in Stillman Valley with Pastor Janet Wold of All Saints Lutheran Church of Byron officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM prior to the service. Burial will be in Stillman Valley Cemetery. Memorials are established for The Alzheimer’s Association.

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Friday, August 26, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Farrell Holland Gale Funeral Home

136 W Roosevelt St, Stillman Valley, IL 61084

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Funeral Service

Friday, August 26, 2022

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Farrell Holland Gale Funeral Home

136 W Roosevelt St, Stillman Valley, IL 61084

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