OBITUARY

James "Jim" Warren Schafer

June 21, 1941April 1, 2021
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James Warren Schafer, age 79, of Glasford Illinois passed away Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 12:37 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Born June 21, 1941 in Creve Coeur Illinois to Amos and Marie (Schnellbacher) Schafer. He married Sheila J. Tibbs (Whitehurst) on March 4, 1960 in Glasford Illinois. He is survived by his wife Sheila of 61 years; two sons Kurt (Tammy) Schafer, John (Cassie) Schafer; four grandchildren, Anthony, Austin, Delaney and Grace; and one great-grandson Andrew Montecalvo. He is also survived by brothers Ken (Sherrill) Schafer and Bruce (Lauretta) Schafer and sisters Linda (Malcolm) Dove and LuEllen Schafer. He was preceded in death by his parents Amos and Marie Schafer, and brother Gene Schafer. He joined the US Coast Guard in 1959 and is a member of American Legion Post 35. He was also a member of Peoria County Farm Bureau. He farmed all his life and partnered with his son Kurt in the farming and trucking business. Jim worked at Keystone Steel & Wire for 39 years as a Maintenance Welder. Jim loved his Peterbuilt and the comradery of fellow truckers. Jim was a member of Mount Olive Missionary Church and now attends Faith Missionary Church in Bartonville. Jim took eight missionary trips to Haiti, one to Mexico, and one to West Africa. Jim loved fishing and spent a couple of weeks in Canada fishing with friends and family for about 15 years. Jim was a loving husband, proud father, wonderful grandpa, and a proud American. Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. at the Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Pastor Craig Hislope will officiate. Visitation will be two hours prior to the services. Burial will be in Maple Ridge Cemetery in Mapleton with Military Rites. Please send any memorials to Faith Missionary Church or Glasford American Legion Post 35. You may view James obituary online at www.davisonfultonbartonvillechapel.com

  • FAMILY

  • Amos Schafer, Father (deceased)
  • Marie Schnellbacher Schafer, Mother (deceased)
  • Sheila J. Tibbs Whitehurst Schafer, Wife of 61 years
  • Kurt (Tammy) Schafer, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • John (Cassie) Schafer, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • Anthony, Austin, Delaney and Grace, Grandchildren
  • Andrew Montecalvo, Great-grandson
  • Ken (Sherrill) Schafer, Brother
  • Bruce (Lauretta) Schafer, Brother
  • Linda (Malcolm) Dove, Sister
  • LuEllen Schafer, Sister
  • Gene Schafer, Brother (deceased)
  • DONATIONS

  • Faith Missionary Church
  • Glasford American Legion Post 35

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021

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James Helms

April 7, 2021

While it has been awhile since seeing Jim, I always remember him as someone that had a smile for you. Just the sort of person that you would enjoy having a conversation with. So sorry for your loss Sheila.

Jim Helms

Keith and Janis Spenny

April 4, 2021

We had many good time with Jim and Sheila.
New Year parties and much more. Our most recent was at high school class reunion about 4 years ago.
Jim and Sheila drove over to Greenwood to celebrate our 5oth wedding anniversary in July of 2011.
Our prayers for Sheila and family.

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Biography

James Warren Schafer, age 79, of Glasford Illinois passed away Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 12:37 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born June 21, 1941 in Creve Coeur Illinois to Amos and Marie (Schnellbacher) Schafer. He married Sheila J. Tibbs (Whitehurst) on March 4, 1960 in Glasford Illinois.

He is survived by his wife Sheila of 61 years; two sons Kurt (Tammy) Schafer, John (Cassie) Schafer; four grandchildren, Anthony, Austin, Delaney and Grace; and one great-grandson Andrew Montecalvo. He is also survived by brothers Ken (Sherrill) Schafer and Bruce (Lauretta) Schafer and sisters Linda (Malcolm) Dove and LuEllen Schafer. He was preceded in death by his parents Amos and Marie Schafer, and brother Gene Schafer.

He joined the US Coast Guard in 1959 and is a member of American Legion Post 35. He was also a member of Peoria County Farm Bureau. He farmed all his life and partnered with his son Kurt in the farming and trucking business. Jim worked at Keystone Steel & Wire for 39 years as a Maintenance Welder. Jim loved his Peterbuilt and the comradery of fellow truckers.

Jim was a member of Mount Olive Missionary Church and now attends Faith Missionary Church in Bartonville. Jim took eight missionary trips to Haiti, one to Mexico, and one to West Africa. Jim loved fishing and spent a couple of weeks in Canada fishing with friends and family for about 15 years. Jim was a loving husband, proud father, wonderful grandpa, and a proud American.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. at the Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Visitation will be two hours prior to the services.

Burial will be in Maple Ridge Cemetery in Mapleton with Military Rites.

Please send any memorials to Faith Missionary Church or Glasford American Legion Post 35.

You may view James obituary online at www.davisonfultonbartonvillechapel.com