Rio- Vicki Lynn Schaefer (Fritz), 58, of Rio, passed away peacefully with family by her side on November 19th, 2012. Vicki was born February 25, 1954 in Madison, WI, the only child of David and Patricia (Rosa) Fritz. She attended Middleton High School and graduated in 1972. She married Robert Schaefer on June 1990. She worked 35 years at the Department of Transportation, most recently for the Bureau of Railroads and Harbors. She loved spending time with her family and friends, animals, and traveling. She also loved golfing and field trialing around the country with her dogs and horses. One of her favorite places to vacation was the mountains of Colorado especially the Vail area.
She is survived by her husband Robert J. Schaefer of Rio, two daughters; Noelle Brusky of Madison and Tiffanie (Bernardo) Ugalde of Deforest, 3 grandchildren; Cashon Brusky of Madison and Kyle and Kaci Ugalde of Deforest, her parents David and Patricia Fritz of Phoenix, AZ, and her many animals including her horse Matthew and her cat Joey. Vicki lived life to the fullest and made a difference in many lives. Her smile would light up the room and she will be deeply missed.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 2418 N. Sherman Avenue with burial at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held on Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.