Robert F. Schaefer, 94, of Fort Wayne, passed away on November 26, 2020, at his daughter's residence.
Born in Washington Township, IN, on October 17, 1926, to the late Charles and Clara (Linnemeier) Schaefer. He spent his formative years in Lake Township, graduating from Arcola High School in 1945.
Robert was married to Shirley (Koeneman) in Monroeville, on September 21, 1957. She preceded him in death on November 28, 2005.
He was a member of Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church and the Arcola Lions Club. He loved attending his grandchildren's activities. He was truly devoted to his family.
He established Schaefer Oil Company in 1961. Robert farmed in Lake Township. He drove bus for Northwest Allen County Schools for many years and loved it.
Robert is survived by two daughters, Cheryl Wyss and Shelvy (Randy) Lewis; one son, Randy (Susan) Schaefer; nine grandchildren, Brandon (Anna) Wyss, Adam (Megan) Wyss, Nathan Wyss, Emily Wyss, Mitchell (Chloe) Schaefer, Lindsey (Matt) Noll, Elizabeth Schaefer, Ashley (Christian) Stoner and Lane (Marissa Melchi) Lewis; five great-grandchildren, Ella, Robert, Dexter, Elliott and Hattie.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Eleanor Emenhiser and Verona Harmeyer and one brother, Karl Schaefer.
Calling will take place at Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church 6318 W. California Road Fort Wayne, IN 46818 on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, from 4:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m., with calling also one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
Services will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the church on Wednesday.
Burial will take place at Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorials to Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church or to Worship Anew.
Special thanks to his caregivers, Taylor, Natalie, Eratee, and to Kris and Malinda at Heartland Hospice.
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