Darla F. Schaefer, age 55, of Blue Earth, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at United Hospital District in Blue Earth. Visitation time will be from 3:00pm‑5:00pm Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Hope United Methodist Church, and one hour before the service at the church. A celebration of her life will be held on Monday, February 19, 2018, at 11:00 AM, at Hope United Methodist Church in Blue Earth, with Rev. Jan Redman and Rev. Russ Jacobsen officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com Darla was born July 2, 1962, at Blue Earth, MN, the daughter of Marion and Sylvia (Sailor) Krosch. She grew up in rural Elmore, and graduated from Elmore High school in 1980. Darla married Jeffrey L. Schaefer on January 21, 1983 and resided in the Blue Earth area where they had two sons and a daughter. She was very active in Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. She had a love for Wildlife, camping, fishing, gardening and plants, and most importantly children. Darla loved a simple life full of laughter. Darla is survived by her husband, Jeff Schaefer of Blue Earth, son, Brandon (Amanda) Schaefer of Blue Earth, daughter, Jessica (Ben) Eckmann of Blue Earth, son, Justin Schaefer of Blue Earth, brother, Gwen (Bev) Krosch of Elmore, brother, Glen Krosch of Blue Earth, brother, Bruce (Julie) Krosch of Blue Earth, sister, LaVonnie Swearingen of Kiester, sister , Janet (Donald) Richter of Onamia, sister, Joanne Fiser of Minneapolis, sister, Kathi (Bob Gaffney) Krosch of Crystal, sister, Loree (Dean) Vereide of Blue Earth, grandchildren, Kylee, Brody, Kenzi Eckmann of Blue Earth, mother-father- in‑law, Louis & Marilyn Schaefer of Blue Earth, brother‑in‑law, David (Paula) Schaefer of Blue Earth, brother‑in‑law, Daniel Schaefer of Mapleton, sister‑in‑law, Sheila (Mark) Wickersham of Blue Earth, many nieces and nephews. Darla was preceded in death by her parents, and 7 brothers, Marvin, Paul, Phillip, Bryce, Brad, Merle, and Berle Krosch.