Smith Funeral Home


Eugene E. Schaefer

September 26, 1948December 22, 2020

Eugene E. Schaefer, age 72, of Flatonia, Texas passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. Eugene was born September 26, 1948 in Shiner, Texas to Ludmilla Jalufka Schaefer and Lester Schaefer. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Praha, Texas and an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.

Eugene is survived by his wife, Sharon Schaefer; sons David Schaefer of Flatonia, Texas and Jeffrey Schaefer (fiancé Sarah Slayton) of Omaha, Nebraska; daughter Kari Schaefer of San Antonio, Texas; brother Patrick Schaefer of Muldoon, Texas; grandchildren Deja Schaefer, Dylan Schaefer, Austin Slaughter and Seth Slaughter.

Eugene was preceded in death by his parents and brothers; Lawrence Schaefer, Robert Schaefer, Joseph Schaefer, Michael Schaefer and James Schaefer.

A graveside service will be Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Praha, Texas with Father Gabriel Maison officiating.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Schaefer family.

Smith Funeral Home - 128 East 5th Street, Flatonia, Tx 78941 Phone #361-865-3311


  • Sharon Schaefer, Wife
  • Lester Schaefer, Father (deceased)
  • Ludmilla Jalufka Schaefer, Mother (deceased)
  • David Schaefer, Son
  • Jeffrey Schaefer (Fiance' Sarah Slayton), Son
  • Kari Schaefer, Daughter
  • Patrick Schaefer, Brother
  • Deja Schaefer, Grandchild
  • Dylan Schaefer, Grandchild
  • Austin Slaughter, Grandchild
  • Seth Slaughter, Grandchild
  • Lawrence Schaefer, Brother (deceased)
  • Robert Schaefer, Brother (deceased)
  • Joseph Schaefer, Brother (deceased)
  • Michael Schaefer, Brother (deceased)
  • James Schaefer, Brother (deceased)


  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, December 30, 2020


Eugene E. Schaefer

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Susan & Harvey Pauler

December 28, 2020

Sharon, Jeff, David and Kari,
To all of you on behalf of Susan and I let me express our heartfelt condolences. Sharon and Gene, thanks to you both for the experiences, education, caring and keeping me occupied when I was down. As for Gene I am not sure if I have ever met someone more kind, caring or generous, however with just a little reflection I can truly say that I have not. It has been my extreme pleasure to have Gene as a brother-in-law but more importantly a friend. So Gene your earthly race is over but you have certainly reached the finish line a winner. Thanks for the memories Gene. Godspeed and God Bless!

Debbie Smith

December 27, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.💕🙏