Mr. Robert L. Schafer, age 85 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 12:55 P.M. Sunday October 18, 2009 at the Versailles Health Care Center. Bob was born February 4, l924 in Darke County, son of the late Daniel and Bertha (Dismeier) Schafer.
He was retired from the American Aggregate Corporation formerly of Greenville, Ohio where he had been employed in the bookkeeping department.
He was a veteran of World War II serving in the European African Middle Eastern Theatre with the 9th Division of the U.S. Army and a recipient of 5 Bronze Battle Stars and the Purple Heart. Bob was also a member of the St. John Lutheran Church of Greenville, the Greenville V.F.W. and the D.A.V. Also the Greenville Masonic Lodge, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton and the Greenville Elk’s Lodge.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis Lee (Ware) Schafer August 21, 2004, brothers Harold, Elmer, Herbert and Lawrence. Also a sister Florence Treon.
He is survived by his son and daughter in law—Stephen and Carole Schafer of Greenville. Grandchildren—Daryl and Angelia Schafer-Rehmert of Greenville, Great Grandchildren—Harley, Hailee and Levi Rehmert. Step Grandchildren—Dan and Jenny Light of Arcanum. Step Great Grandchildren—Morgan and Savannah Light, James (Katie) Light, and Andria (Chris) Haworth. Also 2 Step Great Great Grandchildren. A Sister Wilma Baker of Greenville and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Thursday October 22, 2009 at the St. John Lutheran Church 7418 St. Rt. 121-N Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Alan Knoke officiating. Burial will follow in the St. John Church Cemetery where Military Graveside Services will be conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6 till 8 P.M. in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio and on Thursday 1 hour prior to the services in the Church. The Greenville Masonic Lodge will conduct a Masonic Memorial Service on Wednesday at 8 P.M. followed by the Scottish Rite Ring Degree.
It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be made to the St. John Lutheran Church Building Fund.