Cornelia Ann Schaefer, 79, of Golden, died at 5:50 a.m. Thursday, March 14, 2019, at her home.
Born January 13, 1940, in Monmouth, IL., Cornelia was a daughter of Orville and Irma Claire Hanna Bertelsen.
Mrs. Schaefer was employed as an insurance agent. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who cherished spending time with her family. She enjoyed gardening and spending time outdoors, but most of all, she loved her time along the Illinois River.
Survivors include four daughters, Julia Ann Thomas, Gretna, LA., Deborah (Christopher) Wegs, Quincy, Christina Arnold (Gregory Noel), Sacramento, CA., and Becky (Neil) Cookson, Golden; fifteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; a sister, Julia (Gunars) Zvaners, Sioux Falls, SD.; and two brothers, David Bertelsen, Tucson, AZ., and James (Barbara) Bertelsen, Coal Valley, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her longtime companion, Dennis Roger Emerick; and a brother, Richard Bertelsen.
Mrs. Schaefer was cremated. Memorial services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 at the Lummis-Hamilton Funeral Home in Camp Point by Rev. Sheri Renner.
Visitation will be held Tuesday afternoon from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Lummis Hamilton Funeral Home in Camp Point.
Memorial contributions may be made to Blessing Foundation for Hospice.
Online condolences may be left at www.hamiltonfuneralhomes.net.