Carol A. Scheffert

Carol A. Scheffert, age 74 of Dubuque, Iowa, completed her earthly journey on February 5, 2020, at home, surrounded by her loving family.  To celebrate Carol’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Carol’s family.


Carol was born in Dubuque on August 30, 1945, a daughter to William L. and Mildred L. (Laufenberg) Lightfoot.  She spent her formative years learning the values of family, friends and fellowship.  She eventually became a CNA and spent the majority of her working years with Luther Manor.  Carol understood quite well though that work was only one part of her life and there had to be some balance between that, her family and her free-time.  She would spend many hours every week studying her bible and spreading the Good News to whoever would listen.  Carol was also a regular and quite familiar with the Wild West Wednesday evening country line dancing at the Dubuque Fairgrounds to help lighten the load in the middle of the week.  But, those who knew Carol best will unanimously attest that sitting with her husband, Gary, on the porch swing watching the sunset was truly where she found peace and real contentment in her days.  Carol was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many and the legacy of love she now leaves behind will surely help mend the broken hearts she leaves behind.  We will miss her dearly, love her deeply and think of her often as we face the days ahead while waiting patiently to see her again.  God speed Carol and may the peace you’ve searched for so diligently finally be yours.    


Those left behind to cherish the memory of Carol include,


her children,

Roberta “Bobbi Jo’ (Monte Bruggeman) Kelly, Dubuque, Iowa,

Bev (Tim Theisen) Burdick, Decorah, Iowa,

Jerry (Heidi) Kelly, Dubuque, Iowa,

and Kathy Feuss, Dubuque, Iowa;


her step-children,

Cheri Miller, Dubuque, Iowa,

and Gary Scheffert, Dubuque, Iowa;


her grandchildren;


her great-grandchildren;


her siblings,

Barb Kelly, Dubuque, Iowa,

Pearl (Dave) Duve, Dubuque, Iowa,

Pat Ryan, Wausau, Wisconsin,

Mike (Deb) Lightfoot, Dubuque, Iowa,

Michelle (Tim) Burke, Dubuque, Iowa,

and Myrna (David Harry) Howell, Dubuque, Iowa;


along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, friends and neighbors.


Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Gary; her parents; her son, Kevin Lightfoot; her grandson, Landon Lightfoot; her brother, Dale Lightfoot; her brothers-in-law, Terry Kelly and Jim Ryan; and her step-daughter, Sandra Donath.


Carol’s family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Hospice of Dubuque for all of their compassionate care and support of Carol, and her family.


Online condolences may be shared with Carol’s family at

To celebrate Carol’s life, a private family service is being held.

6 comments on “Carol A. Scheffert
  1. Debra Zeigafuse says:

    You will be missed. We love you and we will see you again.

  2. Wendy (Puccio) Dole says:

    So sorry for your loss thinking of all of you in this time of sorrow. Sending hugs!!

  3. Luetta (Puccio) Wolfinger says:

    Rest In Peace Carol, prayers go out to your family.

  4. Sue says:

    Sorry to hear of Carol’s death. We had some fun communicating online for several years. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Patti Hanten says:

    Dear Carol’s family,
    I am sorry for your loss. We are thinking of your family at this difficult time. She was a positive person through all she had to confront in her years of family illiness. The loss of many was not God’s plan. Carol had a hope to share with many through her faith. I have fond memories of the short time I knew her. I remember her love for teaching others Bible truths at some of the nursing homes in DBQ. She truly loved her family and wanted the best for all.
    My step son Tim Hanten (died 11/08) had a special bond with Carol when it came to sharing the Bible together long time ago. She will be missed. We will see her again in the resurrection period, when all Suffering and sorrow will be gone.

  6. Sally Wernimont says:

    So sorry to hear about Carol. You have my sympathy.

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