Shiela ‘Peach’ Chaffee

FAIRMONT – A Memorial service for Shiela K. “Peach” Chaffee, 69, of Fairmont, Minn., will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Fairmont with inurnment in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Fairmont.

Peach passed away on Saturday evening, Dec. 7, 2013, at her home in Fairmont. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont is in charge of arrangements.

Shiela Kay (Streit) Chaffee was born Nov. 13, 1944, in Fairmont, Minn., the daughter of Otto and Irene (Toppenberg) Streit. She attended Fairmont public schools and graduated from Fairmont High School. On Oct. 31, 1963, Peach was united in marriage to William Chaffee in Fairmont, Minn. They made their home in Granada, Minn. To this union, three sons were born, James, Neil, and Chad. The couple later divorced. Peach moved back to Fairmont in 1988, where she worked at Stokelys, Fairmont Foods, and 3M until her retirement in 2006. Peach took great pride tending to her yard and home and she enjoyed bowling in her younger years. She most loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Left to cherish her memory include her sons, James Chaffee of Eagan, Minn., Neil Chaffee and his wife, Becky of Fairmont, Minn., and Chad Chaffee and his wife, Dawn of St. Charles, Minn.; grandchildren, Riley, Bailey, Wyatt, Cole, and Jacob Chaffee; step-grandchildren, Jessie Dowd, and Shelby Oechsle; siblings, Elaine Rosenburg and her husband, Vernon of Fairmont, Minn., Janice Stanton and her husband, Mac of St. John’s Island, S.C., Karen Blachowske and her husband, Larry of Lake Crystal, Minn., Marge Bute and her husband, Jim of Alden, Minn., and Steven Streit and his wife, Vicki of Fairmont, Minn.; special friend, Wanda Saxton of Fairmont, Minn.; many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Peach was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Irene Streit.