PAYNE -- Jeffrey Louis Schaefer, 70, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center.
Jeff was born in Fort Wayne on Dec. 10, 1943, a son of Roy and the late Dortha (Bonner) Schaefer. Jeff worked at Defiance Precision Products for 43 years. He was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Parish and Knights of Columbus. He loved model trains and riding historic steam engines and playing his harmonica.
He will be sadly missed by his siblings, Garnett (Leo) Beagle of Payne, Mary K. (Dean) Hess of Green Valley, Ariz., Jeannine Hagan of Austin, Texas; John (Mary) and Kim, both of New Haven, Ind.; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Paul.
Visitation is Sunday from 2-4:30 p.m., with the rosary recited at 4:30 p.m. at Dooley Funeral Home, Payne, where viewing is also Monday from 9-9:30 a.m.
His funeral Mass is Monday at 10 a.m. at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Payne.
Memorials are to Vancrest of Antwerp activity fund. Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com.