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 John Robert Schafer

John Robert Schafer

Birth
Iowa Falls, Hardin County, Iowa, USA
Death 31 Dec 1992 (aged 88)
Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, USA
Burial Franklin County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 75048361 · View Source
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Ackley World Journal, Jan. 7, 1993:
John R. Schafer, 88, passed away December 31, 1992 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo. Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 4 at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Keith Birch officiating. Lectors were David Halbach and Steven Halbach. The Eucharistic Minister was Marianne Jones and Mass servers were Jessie Geiken, Doug Keninger and Jeremy Keninger. Gift bearers were Mary Halbach, Jill Schafer, Susan Halbach and Sue Schafer. Organist was Pam King and Jodi Sells was vocalist. Ushers were Lloyd King and Joseph Keninger. Serving as casketbearers were Jake Brandt, Jim Burton, Paul Lawler, Thomas A. Lawler, Jim Richtsmeier and Allyn Schafer. Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery. The Brandt-Fritz Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
John Robert Schafer was born January 16, 1904 at rural Iowa Falls, the son of Albert and Anna Carroll Schafer. He attended the Franklin County rural schools. On February 6, 1934 he was married to Helen M. Hofmann at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ackley. He was a farmer by occupation. They retired in 1969 and moved to their home in Ackley. Mr. Schafer was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and of the Knights of Columbus, Frank McGivney Counsel.
Survivors include two sons, John A. of Ackley and Robert J. of Iowa Falls; a daughter, Mrs. William (Shirley) Halbach of Grundy Center; 11 grandchildren, two great grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Lawler of Eldora and Jeanne Burton of Iowa Falls.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Helen in March 1991; a sister, Norma Richtsmeier; two brothers, Carroll Schafer and Russell Schafer and two grandsons.



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  • Created by: Robert Fahey
  • Added: 17 Aug 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 75048361
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Robert Schafer (16 Jan 1904–31 Dec 1992), Find A Grave Memorial no. 75048361, citing Saint Marys Cemetery, Franklin County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Robert Fahey (contributor 47289555) .