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Robert "Bob" Francis Schaefer

June 4, 1937 — June 13, 2023

Robert "Bob" Francis Schaefer, 86, of St. Anthony, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater, Ohio.


He was born on June 4, 1937, in Portland, Indiana, to the late Frank and Philomena (Roessner) Schaefer.


Bob is survived by his four children, Kevin (Judy) Schaefer of St. Anthony, Steven (Kristi) Schaefer of St. Anthony, Renee (Ron) Muhlenkamp of Coldwater, and Lynn (Fred) Sowar of Cincinnati; his 16 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; his sister-in-law, Dottie Schaefer of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and his In-Laws, Mildred Mendenhall of Coldwater, Eulalia Zumberger of Anna, and Jeanette (Paul) Lennartz of St. Marys.


In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia (Siefring) Schaefer, whom he married on April 4, 1959, and who passed away on October 28, 2020; his brother, Luke Schaefer and infant brother, Paul Schaefer; and his In-Laws, Alfreda (Ralph) Rose, Aloys (Hilda) Siefring, Cyril (Romilda) Siefring, Herbert (Irene) Siefring, Lucille (Leon) Kramer, Florentine Siefring, Esther (Victor) Wuebker, Mary (Hubert) Liette, and Elmer (Rita) Siefring, Ron Mendenhall, John Zumberger, and Walter Evers.

Bob was a 1955 graduate of Coldwater High School. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and was a member of the Men's Sodality. He served as a church usher and council member for several years. Bob was also a member of the Coldwater Knights of Columbus. Bob was a life-long dairy farmer. In his free time, he enjoyed ballroom dancing, playing cards, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Bob especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, June 19, 2023, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, with Father Joseph Pasala celebrating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.


Guests may visit with Bob's family on Sunday, June 18, 2023, from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM and again on Monday from 9:00 AM until 9:45 AM at Brockman Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.


Memorial contributions may be given to the St. Anthony Men's Sodality, PO Box 107, Coldwater, Ohio 45828, or EverHeart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331.


Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.brockmanboeckmanfh.com.


To send flowers to the family in memory of Robert "Bob" Francis Schaefer, please visit our flower store.

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Visitation

Sunday, June 18, 2023

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Brockman Boeckman Funeral Home

308 S. Wayne Street, Fort Recovery, OH 45846

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Monday, June 19, 2023

9:00 - 9:45 am (Eastern time)

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308 S. Wayne Street, Fort Recovery, OH 45846

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Monday, June 19, 2023

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St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery

471 St Anthony Rd, Fort Recovery, OH 45846

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