Brittanie Ann “Princess” Schaefer of Granite City passed away at 6:52 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at her home.
She fulfilled 26 years of life that she lived to the fullest, making wonderful memories for her family and friends to cherish forever. She was born Dec. 21, 1989, in Granite City, a daughter of Leonard E. “Lennie” and Lynn (Osborn) Schaefer of Granite City. She had worked as a legal assistant with Crivello, Carlso, Picou, Andrekanic Attorneys at Law in Edwardsville. Brittanie was so very outgoing, independent, smart, witty, unselfish and always willing to help others. She loved life and enjoyed many activities and her days of playing many sports, bungee jumping, traveling, modeling and playing gaming systems. She was a gym rat, sports fanatic and loved cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals and Blues.
In addition to her beloved parents, she is survived by her cherished brothers and sisters and their spouses, Shannon Donaldson of Pontoon Beach, Stephanie and Nathan Rodgers of Brighton, Thomas E. “Ted” and Gwen Donaldson of Farmington, N.M., Derrick and Julie Donaldson of East Alton and Jo Schaefer of Granite City; nieces and nephews, Makenzie, Daryl, Logan, Haley, Myleigh, Amaya, Diego, Zaric and Abbigail; grandparents, Leonard W. Schaefer of Granite City and Frank L. Osborn of Bunker, Mo.; many cousins; aunts; uncles; other extended family; co-workers and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Annie Schaefer.
In celebration of her beautiful life, visitation will be 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at Irwin Chapel, 591 Glen Crossing Road in Glen Carbon, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, with the Rev. Terry Munn officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice, 1 Memorial Drive, Alton, IL 62002 or to the Brain Injury Association of Missouri, 2265 Schuetz Road, St. Louis, MO 63146 and may be accepted at the funeral home; www.irwinchapel.com.