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Charles F. Schaefer

August 17, 2019
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Charles F. Schaefer, 92, of Payne passed away Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Vancrest of Payne.

Charles was born in Payne on January 9, 1927, a son of the late Florence M. (Wetli) and Anthony J. Schaefer.

Charles was always an honest, hard-working grain & livestock farmer. He enjoyed collecting arrowheads, polka & square dancing but his true love was his wife and family. His level headed thinking made him the card shark of the family. Charles really enjoyed life having traveled to Germany, all 50 United States, especially wintering in Florida.  

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Christena (Kuhn) whom he married Oct. 1, 1949; children, Sandy (Rick) Burkley of Payne, Ken (Kam) Schaefer & Louise ( Rick) Cartwright both of Fort Wayne, Jerry (Glenda) Schaefer of Lima, Evie (Joe) Kuhn of Payne & Rita (Rick) Waggoner of Fort Wayne; sister, Rose Ann Glass & sister-in-law, Lorraine Schaefer both of Payne; 14 grandchildren & 20 great grandchildren.

He is also preceded in death by his siblings, Norman & Jacob Schaefer & Geraldine Mullen.

Funeral Mass is 10 AM on Wednesday, August 21st at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 203 W. Townline, Payne.

Viewing is Wednesday, 9 - 9:30 am and Tuesday 4 - 7 :30 pm with the Rosary recited at 7:30 pm all at Dooley Funeral Home, 5761 SR 500, Payne.

He will be laid to rest at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials are to Divine Mercy Catholic School, 417 N. Main St. Paulding OH 45879.

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