Jaynie Sheffer

July 24, 1959 - May 14, 2022

Jaynie Ann Sheffer passed away Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, surrounded by family and loved ones. She was 62 years old.

She was born July 24, 1959, in La Crosse to Robert and Phyllis (Haar) Ideker. She grew up on a farm in Hokah, MN and lived in Hokah her entire life. She graduated from La Crescent High School. She worked several years at Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse in the insurance department, and after having kids she became a stay-at-home mom. Later, she began volunteering as secretary at St. Peter’s School in Hokah. She also worked for many years at the Hokah and Brownsville post offices, where everyone loved seeing her smiling face and receiving a treat.

She loved spending time with her grandchildren. She always had time to be with them, and they always wanted to be with Grandma. Jaynie was a very active member of the St. Peter’s choir; her beautiful voice could be heard every Sunday and every special event. She loved St. Peter’s School and helped for many years with the scrip program.

She is survived by her husband, Joe, to whom she was happily married for 36 years; her children Rachel (Matt) DeJarlais, Adam Sheffer and Jacob (Emily) Sheffer, and her grandchildren Michael, Violet, Issac and Oliver.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Phyllis (Haar) Ideker, and her brother, Bob Ideker.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 19, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Hokah. Fr. Tom Jennings will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Convent Cemetery in Hokah. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the church and again on Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. A luncheon at the Hokah Fire Station will follow the service.

Schumacher-Kish Funeral and Cremation Services is assisting the family.