Alice M Schaefer

Alice Marie Dippel Schaefer, 81, of Bryan, went to meet her Lord on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Visitation will be on Thursday, June 28, 2012 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan, Texas. Funeral service will be held on Friday, June 29, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in College Station. Interment will follow at the Bryan City Cemetery.
Alice was born December 17, 1930 in Brenham, Texas, to Walter and Elsa (Schmidt) Dippel, the third of nine siblings. She was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Prairie Hill, Texas, on February 1, 1931. She was confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Brenham, Texas, on April 14, 1946. On February 20, 1955, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Brenham, Texas, she married Melvin Schaefer. They were married for 57 devoted years.
She enjoyed being with her family and friends, going to dances with her husband and bragging on her daughter’s crocheting. She was a member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church and Sons of Hermann, Bryan Lodge #99.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Elsa Schmidt Dippel; brothers, infant brother, Eugene Dippel and Donald Dippel; father-in-law and mother-in-law Theodore and Alma Schaefer; brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws, Walter and Lillie Schaefer, Hermann and Selma Franke, and Wilfred Rust.
She was survived by her husband, Melvin Schaefer, of Bryan; daughter, Joyce Schaefer of Bryan; sisters and brothers-in-law, Bernice and Charlie Rodenbeck, Delores and LeeRoy Winkelmann, of Brenham, Janice and Sidney Kapner, of Pasadena; brother, Alvin Dippel, of Brenham; sister, Elaine Dippel of Houston, sister-in-laws, Dorothea Dippel, of Lake Jackson, and Christine Rust, of Bryan; and numerous nieces and nephews and great friends.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Magnified Health & Rehab in College Station.
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  1. Joyce Ann,
    I was sadden to hear of your mother’s passing. MiMi told me about it and just now was able to get online to send a few words to you and your dad. I hope the pain lessens a little more every day but also know she is not suffering anymore and is in peace.

    With heartfelt sympathies,
    Michelle Leeann

  2. Joyce, My family and I were deeply saddened to read about your mom’s
    passing in the paper. I remember all of the things you shared with
    me you all did as a family. Remember she is now in a better place
    and will be watching over your family. I have been thinking about
    you a lot lately. I will be praying for your family. Give me a
    phone call sometime.
    Sincerely your friend,
    Judy, Ronnie, and JD Willms

  3. Joyce/Melvin
    On behalf of Woodson Lumber Company and my family Craig and Kathy Blum/Fred and Bernadine Blum, I want to extend our sympathies and condelences on the loss of your mother and wife. Melvin, it was a pleasure working with you all the years and I always considered you a true family friend as well as co-worker. Joyce/Melvin-On behalf of my mom and dad, Fred and Bernadine Blum it is always a pleasure to see and work with you at Zion Lutheran on our church projects. Since Melvin and I worked together so long, it has been great to have friends connected for various reasons that allow those relationships to continue. Again, we are truly sorry for your loss and our prayers are with you.

    Craig Blum

  4. Joyce & Melvin,
    I am very sorry about Alice. She was a very sweet lady. My thoughts, prayers and love are with you both. Please let me know if you need anything.

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