OBITUARY

John Richard Schaefer Jr.

November 1, 1945October 11, 2019
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John Richard Schaefer, Jr. departed this life on Friday, October 11, 2019, at the age of 73. Beloved husband of Cathy DeCorte Schaefer, father of Frank Carl Schaefer, Shannon Schaefer Andreen (Chris), Sonia Schaefer Brasher (Jeremy), John Richard Schaefer III (Amanda Rutledge), and Joseph Robert Schaefer (Cynthia), and loving grandfather of Peyton, Sawyer, Riley, Phoenix, Reagan, Oliver, Conner, Taylor, Elizabeth, and Owen. Brother of Estelle Schaefer Barnewold (Melvin) and David Schaefer (Tara). He was preceded in death by his Father John Richard Schaefer, and Mother Antoinette Lena Russo Schaefer. Also survived by other loving family members and many friends. He served his country in the United States Army-ARNG, and was a proud member of the NRA. John was a contractor for over 50 years, a master carpenter, and many other talents he learned from his father and passed on to his sons. He was a lovable, outspoken, honorable man with a warm smile and funny stories. He greeted everyone with a smile, and never met a stranger. John was an avid hunter and fisherman, always with more fish in the boat than you. He passed on his love of hunting and fishing to his family. He was also known by his family as the Captain of Team Crab and the King. He will be greatly missed by many. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, The Salvation Army, or Habitat for Humanity are preferred. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Funeral Service at GRACE FUNERAL HOME, 450 Holy Trinity Drive, Covington, on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 12:00 noon. Visitation will begin at 10:00 in the morning. Interment will be private at a later date. An online guestbook is available at www.gracenorthshore.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Cathy DeCorte Schaefer, Wife
  • Frank Carl Schaefer, Son
  • Shannon Schaefer Andreen, Daughter
  • Chris Andreen, Son-in-law
  • Sonia Schaefer Brasher, Daughter
  • Jeremy Brasher, Son-in-law
  • John Richard Schaefer III, Son
  • Amanda Rutledge, Daughter-in-law
  • Joseph Robert Schaefer, Son
  • Cynthia Schaefer, Daughter-in-law
  • Estelle Schaefer Barnewold, Sister
  • Melvin Barnewold, Brother-in-law
  • David Schaefer, Brother
  • Tara Schaefer, Sister-in-law
  • John Richard Schaefer Sr, Father (deceased)
  • Antoinette Lena Russo Schaefer, Mother (deceased)
  • Mr. Schaefer was also the loving grandfather of Peyton, Sawyer, Riley, Phoenix, Reagan, Oliver, Conner, Taylor, Elizabeth, and Owen.

    Mr. Schaefer is also survived by other loving family members and many friends.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, October 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 18, 2019

Memories

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Anthony Fontana

October 17, 2019

To the Family of John:

I was a classmate of John's at St. Stephen's grammar school.

We are very sorry and saddened to hear of John's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during your time of need.

A.J. (& Toni) Fontana

Gina Barnewold-Delaune

October 15, 2019

Aunt Cathy and the Schaefer family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I will never forget Uncle John Aka. Hinny's infectious smile, his jokes and the love that he had for his wife, children and grandchildren. He will be truly missed but never forgotten. Love you, Gina Delaune and family.

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John and friends Eddie and Jack July 17, 2019

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John and Cathy at Saints Tampa Bay game October 6, 2019

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Sonia’s wedding in Little Rock, AR. So proud of his little girl.

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Amanda’s graduation

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John Walking Tink with grandchildren Elizabeth and Owen

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Cathy, John and Elizabeth at school

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Halloween 2018

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John loved the pool and especially the spa. John in spa with Joseph, Cynthia, Elizabeth and Owen. April 2018

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John and friends Eddie and Jack July 17, 2019

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John and Cathy at Saints Tampa Bay game October 6, 2019

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Sonia’s wedding in Little Rock, AR. So proud of his little girl.

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Amanda’s graduation

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John Walking Tink with grandchildren Elizabeth and Owen

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Cathy, John and Elizabeth at school

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Halloween 2018

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John loved the pool and especially the spa. John in spa with Joseph, Cynthia, Elizabeth and Owen. April 2018

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John & Cathy Wedding June 21, 1976