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Edward Jon Schaefer, Sr.

July 27, 1951 ~ July 19, 2020 (age 68)

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GREENFORD – Edward Jon Schaefer Sr., age 68, died Sunday, July 19, 2020 at his home. He was born July 27, 1951 in Salem, son of the late Bert and Margaret A. (Herman) Schaefer.

Edward was a 1969 graduate of Greenford High School. He previously worked at Crucible Steel in Midland, PA, and International Harvester in Boardman. His passion was farming and enjoyed riding his Harley. Edward was a member of Greenford Lutheran Church, was a Green Township Trustee for 24 years, a volunteer of Green Township Fire Department for many years. He loved volunteering at Three C’s Community Outreach and the Big Reach Center of Hope at Greenford Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, DeErla (Martin) Schaefer whom he married October 2, 1970; son, Edward Jr. (Jennifer) Schaefer and daughter, Janet Yeagley both of Greenford; two brothers, Dan Schaefer of New Springfield and Chuck Schaefer of Columbiana and five grandchildren, Connor, Kate and Olivia Yeagley of Greenford and Evan (Sarah) and Luke Schaefer of Greenford.

Besides his parents, a son-in-law, David A. Yeagley also preceded him in death.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Greenford Lutheran Church with Pastor Mike Knauff officiating. Calling hours will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at Stark Memorial and 10:00-11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be at Green Lawn Cemetery in Greenford.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Three C’s, P.O. Box 24, North Lima, OH 44452, Big Reach Center of Hope, 11767 Lisbon Rd., Salem, OH 44460 or charity of donor’s choice.

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July 21, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Stark Memorial Funeral Home
1014 E. State St.
Salem, OH 44460

July 22, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Greenford Lutheran Church
7450 South Range Road
Greenford, OH 44422

Funeral Service
July 22, 2020

11:00 AM
Greenford Lutheran Church
7450 South Range Road
Greenford, OH 44422


Three C's
P.O. Box 24, North Lima OH 44452

Big Reach Center of Hope
P.O. Box 53, Greenford OH 44422

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