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Bernadette J. Schaffer

January 14, 1949 — February 28, 2021

Bernadette J. Schaffer, 72, of Rockford, IL passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Bernadette was born in Rockford, IL on January 14, 1949, daughter of Erwin Dach and Virginia Fox. She graduated from Bishop Muldoon Catholic High School, Class of 1967. Bernadette married Roger D. Schaffer at St. James Catholic Church in Rockford on August 14, 1971. She was very generous and active in her faith as she donated to many local charities, including St. Jude’s and the Rockford Rescue Mission. Bernadette enjoyed watching movies and spending time with her family, especially her dear grandchildren. She also had a special love for her cat and all animals. Bernadette will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Surviving relatives include her children, Ed (Mandy) Schaffer and Eric Schaffer; grandchildren, Eden, Eddie, Luke and Max Schaffer; sisters, Collette (Louis) Hill and Annette (Leroy) Welch; nephew, Louis T. (Christa) Hill; nieces, Tricia (Mark) Yone and Brandi (Zachary) Scalzitti; great-nieces and nephews, Chase, Addison, Joscelyn, Greyson and Irelyn. She is predeceased by her parents and husband, Roger.

A walk-through visitation will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. with a funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m. at Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, Mulford Chapel 1860 S. Mulford Rd. Rockford, IL 61108. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines must be followed. Final resting place will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Winnebago, IL.

Arrangements entrusted to Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, 1860 S. Mulford Rd. Share online memories and condolences at www.fitzgeraldfh.com

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, March 6, 2021

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

Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory - Mulford Chapel

1860 South Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61108

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory - Mulford Chapel

1860 South Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61108

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Burial

Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Winnebago/Rockford

8616 West State Road, Winnebago, IL 61088

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