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Robert L. Schaefer

Robert L. Schaefer passed away on June 11, 2022, five days before his 96th birthday. He was born in Pesotum, IL on June 16, 1926. He is the son of Raymond A. Schaefer and Helen C. (Smith) Schaefer. He was the oldest of three boys, Vernon (Edith) Schaefer (deceased) and Donald (Jackie) Schaefer of Charleston, IL. He had seven nieces and nephews (four spouses), 16 great nieces and nephews (three spouses) and five great-great nieces and nephews.
Bob attended St. Mary’s School of Pesotum, Villa Grove High School ’44 and The University of Illinois. He was drafted into the army in 1946.
Bob never married and spent most of his time on the family farm in Pesotum. He was employed as office manager of Illinois Foundation Seeds for 43 years.
Bob was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Church where he was organist and choir leader for decades.
The family would like to thank the employees of Arbor Rose in Charleston for the great care given to him, and also Transitions Hospice for the great services they provide.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at St. Mary Catholic Church (rural Pesotum) with Father Keith Walder officiating. A visitation will be held an hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will be at the St. Mary’s Cemetery. Joines Funeral Home in Villa Grove is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Church through the Joines Funeral Home.

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