Paul H. Schafer, 91

Posted on May 14, 2013

Paul H. Schafer, 91, Bluffton, died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Meadowvale.
Born in Urbana on September 4, 1921, to Este and Bertha (Speicher) Schafer, he married Mary Bennett on June 7, 1941 in Wabash County; she preceded him in death. He married Irene (Snyder) Schafer on September 3, 1996, in Bluffton; she survives.
He graduated from Urbana High School in 1939. He attended Wesleyan Chapel in Bluffton, where he was a pastor for several years. He also worked at Mobile Aerial Tower for 10 years and was a farmer in Roan for many years.
Other survivors include three daughters, Martha (Jack) Kaufman of Bluffton, Patricia (Steve) Shoda of Churubusco, and Marie Coldren of LaFontaine; one son, Don Schafer of Quincy; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Paul D. Schafer; two sisters, Mary Huffman and Ruth Rich; and one brother, Dan Schafer.
Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Bluffton Wesleyan Chapel. Calling hours are Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel and Friday one hour prior to the services at the church.
Burial will be in the Six Mile Cemetery in Bluffton.
Preferred memorials are to the Bluffton Wesleyan Chapel.
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