Oleta Schaufelberger


Oleta (Ennen) Schaufelberger, age 96 of Greenville, passed away Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra, Illinois.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 6, 2019 at the Greenville First Christian Church with Pastors Tyson Graber and Dee Armes officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Greenville First Christian Church. Memorials may be made to the church or Bond County Home Extension Association.

Oleta Lavon, the daughter of Henry Louis and Amy Lavon (Dickson) Ennen, was born October 11, 1922 in Tamalco, Illinois. Oleta grew up on the family farm helping with chores and attended the Hookdale Schools. She was confirmed into St Peter Evangelical Church there. On October 15, 1944 Oleta and M. Dale Schaufelberger were united in marriage at the Ennen Home. They enjoyed almost 69 years together. Dale passed away October 14, 2013.

Oleta and Dale farmed north of Greenville where she was a vital part of the family farm for 36 years. Together they achieved excellence in dairy farming, crop production and conservation practices. Oleta also was active in Bond County Home Extension, LaGrange Community Club and her church, teaching Sunday School for over 40 years. She was an avid supporter of the Comet sports and music programs, local 4-H Clubs and the Greenville FFA Chapter.

Dale and Oleta moved to Willard, Missouri for 10 years (1980-1990) where Dale was employed with Mid American Dairymen. Oleta transitioned from farm life, enjoying golf, card club and was very involved volunteering in church and community activities. When returning to Greenville in 1990 Dale and Oleta purchased a home east of Greenville and enjoyed spending time with family and living back in Bond County. Oleta was an active member of the Greenville First Christian Church, Homemaker’s Extension and the Pierian Club.

Surviving are their children: Ronald D. Schaufelberger and wife Karen of Greenville, Judith McMillan and husband Ed of Greenville and Boyd E. Schaufelberger and wife Sandra of Greenville. Loving grandmother to; Ronda (Chris) Szymanski of Greensboro, NC, Emily (Steve) Laesch and David (Melissa) Schaufelberger of Greenville IL, Kyle (Jodi) McMillan of Tiskilwa, IL, Kelly McMillan of New London, MN, Erin (Kris) Davis of Elkhart, IL, and Amy (Brad) Hoover Lebanon, PA. She was a great-grandmother to; Samuel Burgmann, Joshua & Rebecca Laesch, Aaron Schaufelberger, Kylieen Klump & Austin Hughes (step great-grandchildren), Lauren McMillan, Claire & Kendall McComb, Lydia, Daniel, Sarah and Isaiah Davis. Oleta had been anticipating the arrival of an additional great-grandchild in November. She is also survived by her brother: Wayne H. (Joyce) Ennen and sister-in-law, Genny Ennen, all of Greenville.

Oleta was preceded in death by a son after birth Gary Edward Schaufelberger, her parents, husband Dale, sister Lucille Grace Ennen in infancy, brothers Eldon H. Ennen and Edward L. Ennen.

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