Suzanne Schaefer Victoria

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Suzanne “Sue” Virginia Schaefer Victoria, nee Neumann, 73, of Freeburg, IL, born March 28, 1947, in Belleville, IL, died Thursday, January 21, 2021, at Alton Memorial Hospital, Alton, IL.

Mrs. Victoria was an advertising executive for Famous Barr and Macy’s Department Stores for 21 years before her retirement. She was a former member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed vacations, especially those at Dauphin Island, AL.  Sue enjoyed time spent family, and with friends playing cards.  She was funny and quick witted, a wonderful mother and grandmother, and will be missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her first husband of 19 years, Delmar Schaefer I, whom she married on June 11, 1966, and who died on March 16, 1986;  her second husband of 13 years, Ritchie Victoria Sr., whom she married on May 24, 1998, and who died on November 5, 2011; her parents, Reuben O. and Violet C., nee Monken, Neumann; a brother, Dale L. Neumann; a brother-in-law, Jack Wuller; and a sister-in-law, Patricia Huff.

Surviving are four sons, Del (Jennifer) Schaefer of Swansea, IL, David (Kim) Schaefer of Sugar Grove, IL, Doug (Jennifer) Schaefer of Collinsville, IL, and Rob (Tara) Schaefer of Belleville, IL;
eight grandchildren, Alexandria, DeLani, and Camden Schaefer, Marina, Julia, and Emma Schaefer, and Savannah and Weston Schaefer;
two sisters, Betty Wuller of Belleville, IL, and Bonnie (Louie) Gain of Jacksonville, IL;
a brother, Terry Neumann of Belleville, IL;
sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Jenette Neumann, Betty (Mike) Luhning of Belleville, IL, Janet (Rich) Dorrough of Belleville, IL, Elli Schaefer (Mike Opal) of Columbia, IL, Bob (Donna) Schaefer of Indianapolis, IN, and Bill Huff of Mascoutah, IL;
nieces and nephews;
and her best friend, Sue Seufert.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.


6 Comments on Suzanne Schaefer Victoria

Betty Stevens said : Guest Report Jan 25, 2021 at 9:32 AM

So sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. We haven’t seen each other in some years but she was a great friend. Her and Richie and my husband Ralph did many things together. We went to Dauphin Island together and other places. She will be missed. My condolences to all of her family.

  • E. Carondelet
  • Il
Ailene (Sissy) Parks said : Guest Report Jan 25, 2021 at 9:26 AM

I will miss her smile and the fun we had with the Red Hat Society. We had a fantastic vacation on Dauphin Island with her family, my family and Betty and Ralph. Sorry for your loss.

  • Saint Louis
  • MO
Alice Mueller said : Guest Report Jan 24, 2021 at 7:20 AM

Not only my neighbor, but my best childhood friend, I will never forget Sue. (It’s hard not to call her Suzy!) She was always fun to be with, and will always and forever hold a special place in my heart. My deepest sympathy to her family. I know that you’ve lost a treasure.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Collene Seabaugh (Moore) said : Guest Report Jan 23, 2021 at 7:18 PM

Remember fun times with Sue in high school. So very sorry to have read about her passing. God bless her family.

  • Wentzville
  • MO
Pastor Marty Springer said : Guest Report Jan 23, 2021 at 4:44 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  • Beaufort
  • MO
elli said : Guest Report Jan 22, 2021 at 3:12 PM

Prayers for Sue’s boys & your families. We will all miss Sue. elli & Mike

  • Columbia
  • Illinois

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