Ernest Q. Schafer Jr.

October 27, 1947May 20, 2013
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Ernest Q. Schafer, Jr. of West Plains, Missouri passed away on Monday, May 20, 2013 at the age of 65. Beloved husband of Christina S. Schafer (nee Pennock). Loving father of Alicia Schafer and Duane Schafer. Dearest grandfather of Jacob Montgomery, Emily Berra, Taylor Schafer and Randi Schafer and great grandfather of Elijah Winkler. Dear brother of Ed (Debbie) Schafer. Dear son of the late Ernest Q. Schafer, Sr. and Maxine J. Schafer (nee Jackson). Our dear brother-in-law, uncle, great uncle, cousin and dear friend to many.

He was a Vietnam Veteran having served on the USS America and the USS Intrepid and a member of West Plains Elks Lodge 2418 and Life Member of Becker-Meyer-Becker VFW Post 2593.

Visitation to be held at Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home, 1081 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold, Missouri on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. then moved to Wilson Funeral Home, 1000, West Scenic Rivers Blvd., Salem, Missouri for visitation on Thursday, May 23 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with funeral service on Friday, May 24 at 10:00 a.m. Interment Jadwin Cemetery, Jadwin, Missouri. Should friends desire, contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors Project. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 22, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, May 23, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 24, 2013

Ernest Q. Schafer Jr.

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May 28, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Ernie was a wonderful man and he will be missed by all who knew him. If you need anything, just let us know.

Jeff, Janice, Krista and Kevin Johnson

Rick Deschu

May 27, 2013

To my brother from another mother. You will be sorely missed by everyone who knew you. I love you Ern.

Ruth J Smith

May 25, 2013

My sincere sympathy goes to you and your family. I along with everyone else will greatly miss Ernie. He was truly "one of a kind", and I mean that with the utmost admiration. Please contact me for anything you need, Tina. Ya'll were such a special couple and the memories I have of us together will last my lifetime. My thoughts and prayers go with you. Ruth Smith, West Plains, Mo

Grant Staes

May 22, 2013

Our deepest sympathies to Ernie's friends and family. He was a great person to know. He always had a joke or story ready to make you laugh. He was a wonderful boss and a good man.

May 21, 2013

My prayers and condolences to you and your family . Joyce Paul Shelton
Bourbon, Mo

Debbie & Ralph King

May 21, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Tina.