Agnes Schaeffer


Funeral services for Agnes Shaeffer, 78, of Isabel were Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. MST at St.Mary’s Catholic Church in Isabel, SD with Father Brian Christensen officiating. Music was provided by Mary Harris, organist and Margaret Lindskov, Cantor. Burial followed at Timber Lake Cemetery, Timber Lake, SD. Stout Family Funeral Home of Mobridge. Agnes entered the spirit world on May 29, 2013 in Isabel, SD. Agnes Marie was born to Helena (Nachtigall) and Frank A. Reinert on December 5, 1934 in Topeka, KS.  She joined older siblings, Barbara, who was born on December 6, 1932, Francis “Fritz”, Marcella, Leroy and Roberta.  The family moved to Cawker City, KS where Pauline was born.

In 1946, the family moved to New Underwood, SD where Anita and Delorse were born.  In 1956, the family moved to Isabel, SD.  Agnes married Ronald Collins in 1953, and they had five children. In 1961, they divorced.  In 1963, she married Lawrence Schaeffer. Marlene and Marcia, twins, and Lora were born in Gettysburg, SD.

Agnes lived most of her life in Eagle Butte, SD.  She enjoyed being with family and friends, going to family gatherings and church gatherings. She also enjoyed cooking, playing cards and playing games as well as taking her kids to the sale barn to ride their two horses.

Agnes is survived by seven children, Marlene Schaeffer Knight, Eagle Butte, SD, Marcia Schaeffer Weyrauch, Eagle Butte, SD, Lora Schaeffer, Viborg, SD, Christine Collins, LaMar, MO, Jeff Collins, Lead, SD, Angie Collins Krause, Black Hawk, SD, and Steven Collins, Hulett, WY; 11 grandchildren and several great and great-great grandchildren.

Agnes was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Helena Reinert; sister, Barbara; son, Rolland Collins; niece, Susan Garnett and nephew, James Garnett.


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