M. David Schaefer

March 4, 1942April 8, 2019

LONG GROVE - M. David Schaefer passed away unexpectedly on Monday April 8, 2019 at Unity Point Health, Davenport. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. on Monday April 15, 2019 at Weerts Funeral 3625 Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport. Visitation will be 3 – 5 Sunday April 14, 2019 at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to a favorite charity.

David was born March 4, 1942 in Davenport, the son of Marvin and Grace Ann (Frye) Schaefer. He graduated from North Scott High School in 1960 and earned a degree in computer science from what is now Scott Community College. He was in on the ground floor of data processing and had been employed by Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency. In recent years he was self employed and owner of Schaefer Floor Sanding, refinishing and restoring hardwood floors. Dave enjoyed watching sports, was a fan of the Green Bay Packers, and had been an avid bowler for a number of years. He was also a very talented carpenter and woodworker.

He is survived by his sons, Martin and James, Sister Judy (Rex) Smith, Sister in law JoAnn Schaefer, Nephews Andy Schaefer and Jason Krogman, and Niece Christina Morris.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, his son Joseph, and his brother Gerald.


  • Martin Schaefer, Son
  • James Schaefer, Son
  • Judy (Rex) Smith, Sister
  • JoAnn Schaefer, Sister-in-law
  • Andy Schaefer, Nephew
  • Jason Krogman, Nephew
  • Christina Morris, Niece
  • Marvin Schaefer, Father
  • Grace Ann Schaefer, Mother
  • M. David was preceded in death by his parents, his son Joseph and his brother Gerald.

  • Joe Nissen
  • Jason Krogman
  • Andy Schaefer
  • Bob Holden
  • Larry Dodds
  • David Henry

  • To a favorite charity


  • Visitation Sunday, April 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 15, 2019

M. David Schaefer

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Marty Schaefer

April 16, 2019

Earlier this week the world unexpectedly lost one of the greatest, kindest person you could have known.
Though he was a man of very few words, he was still able to get his message across. He was a great father, a sympathetic ear, and a good provider, and for 52 years I had the privilege and honor to call him Dad. You will be missed. April 11, 2019

Susan Frye

April 12, 2019

Judy, I'm so sorry you have lost your other brother. I won't be able to make the visitation or funeral but I will send my memorial to you in the mail. Take care. Love, Susan.

Jeannette Mahony

April 10, 2019

Although I didn't have any personal memories of David, except knowing that he was my cousin, I was told by my mom, Jean Carlin, that while our grandmother was watching her grandsons ( John, Greig, David, Jerry and Bill) one day, she noticed them all in a line at the curb of the street peeing in unison. What a grand life they have and had. My sympathies to the family.

Jamey padavich

April 10, 2019

So sorry to the family..ready easy Dave...