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Paul D Schaefer

Paul David Schaefer,  age 61 died suddenly in his home on Sunday,  April 6, 2014   He was born Jaunary 20, 1953 a son of the late Roy & Dortha (Bonner) Schaefer.

He will be sadly missed by siblings Garnett (Leo) Beagle, John (Mary) Schaefer, Jeff Schaefer, Mary K. (Dean) Hess, Jeanine Hagan  & Kim Schaefer, niece, Sue Miller and a host of nieces and nephews.

A graduate of Wayne Trace High School, Paul was employed as a machine operator in industry until he became disabled. He enjoyed operating radio controlled airplanes and tinkering on his antique pickup truck. A highlight of his life was taking a ride on a restored WWII bomber.

His memorial service is Friday at 5:30 pm at Dooley Funeral Home, 5761 SR 500, Payne, with visitation after 4 pm.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Christ's Cupboard 129 E. High Street, Hicksville, Ohio 43526

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Dear Schafer family:
Our deepest sympathy in the sudden loss of your brother, Paul.  You are a loving and caring family and we know God has you all wrapped in His loving arms as you say goodbye to another loved one in your family.    
Barb and Joe Hanauer

Barb and Joe Hanauer Apr 9 2014 12:00 AM

Dear Jeff and Family,

So very sorry to hear of Paul's passing.  You will be remembered in prayers.

Win and Rita Gross

Rita Gross Apr 9 2014 12:00 AM

To Paul's siblings, neices and nephews....you have my sympathy and condolences.  Like you, I am pretty much in shock that my Classmate and friend since 8th (?) grade (when St. John's School students began attending the Public School) is no longer with us.  Just unbelievable!

There are so many fond memories of Paul and me that space will not permit recounting all of them.  From driving our motorcycles to the north edge of Defiance for the purpose of obtaining our 'Motorcycle Endorsements' (which we both did on the first try!) to having Paul work with me in my painting business shortly after our graduating from High School in 1972 to working with him on Payne's historic Nickel Plate Railroad depot and caboose.  

On a more personal note, I have to admit that Paul was good for me....he made me laugh, taught me patience, made me slow down and recognize how fortunate I was not to be burdened with a developmental disability (which we all know didn't slow him down!!!).  In reflecting on our near lifelong friendship these last couple of days, I've concluded that Paul was indeed, a blessing to me, perhaps all of us, sent by God, if not for the aforementioned, a reminder of how short (and precious) life is.  

I'm going to miss you dear friend, I'm going to miss you. You'll not be forgotten and you will be fondly remembered by your Family, your Classmates, your many other friends and me.

Jim Hooker
WTHS Class of 1972
Mesa, Arizona

Jim Hooker Apr 8 2014 12:00 AM

Dear Schaefer family,
   Our heart felt sympathy goes out to all of you, it has been a rough year for all of you.   We just want you all to know how much you mean to us and have for too many years to count, so trying to express to you our love is more than we can put into mear words.  Just know we are with you in prayers.  love to you,   Will and Linda

William and Linda Schmidt Apr 7 2014 12:00 AM

Our sincerest condolences to Paul's brothers and sisters.  He will be fondly remembered.  He is home now and with Roy and Dortha.  God bless him>

Doreitha Paeth Apr 7 2014 12:00 AM

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