April 18, 1924 - January 1, 2021
Theresa Schaffner, 96, of Aurora, passed away January 1, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born April 18, 1924 in Hancock, MI, the daughter of Ferrucio and Philomena Lavorini. On April 20, 1963, she was married to her best friend, Robert Schaffner. Theresa was a dedicated employee, working for over 20 years at Mercy Center in the purchasing department and at Aurora Manor as a receptionist. She was well known in both roles as a friendly and helpful resource, and, in 1970, was recognized as Employee of the Year at Mercy for her contributions. Theresa is survived by her daughter, Deb (Brett) Schaefer; son, Chester (Nancy) Romans; grandchildren, Stephanie (Tom) Kubas, Deanna Schaefer, Ryan Schaefer, Chris (Jen) Romans, Laura (Kelly) Hamill and Jim (Ginny) Schlindwein; great-grandchildren, Gianna and Vivienne Kubas, Hunter, Ian, and Gio Romans, Calvin, Braeden, and Dylan Hamill, and Zachary and Nicholas Schlindwein. She is preceded in death by her first husband Dale Romans; her second husband Robert Schaffner; a daughter at birth Christine Romans; stepdaughter, Renee Schlindwein; and a sister, Mary Lavorini. Theresa was an avid traveler and enjoyed taking trips to visit her extended family in Italy. She was truly the heart of her family and devoted her life to her children and grandchildren. She especially enjoyed attending her grandchildren's extracurricular activities. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will always be celebrated and remembered for being kind, generous, and loving. Her family is grateful to the staff at Comfort Keepers, who assisted her during the last few months of her life, for the compassionate care they showed her. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Theresa's name may be made to Annunciation Church. Memorial mass, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Annunciation Church. Inurnment to follow at Marywood Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by THE DALEIDEN MORTUARY, 220 N. Lake St., Aurora, 630-631-5500. Please visit our website at www.daleidenmortuary.com where you may leave condolences for Theresa's family.
Theresa Schaffner, 96, of Aurora, passed away January 1, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born April 18, 1924 in Hancock, MI, the daughter of Ferrucio and Philomena Lavorini. On April 20, 1963, she was married to her best friend,... View Obituary & Service Information
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