Mr. Dennis Robert Schafer

February 8, 1952May 5, 2014

Dennis R. Schafer passed away after a long battle with Multiple Myeloma Cancer on Monday, May 5, 2014 at the age of 62 years. Beloved husband of Patricia Kelley Schafer. Father of Russell Schafer, DDS (Alison) and Michael Schafer. Son of Gertrude Schafer and the late Robert Schafer, of Michigan. Brother of Lawrence Schafer (Judi), Steven Schafer (Nancy), Kathy Schafer (Dennis Earl), and Carol Dexter (Ron). Also survived by many loving aunts, nieces and nephews. Dennis is best remembered for his loyal stewardship to St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Slidell, LA. He graduated with a BSE degree in Civil Engineering and MSE degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Dennis was passionate about his 35 plus years with Shell Oil, Co. in New Orleans, LA, where he mentored young engineers. He was instrumental in the design and construction of offshore platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. Dennis loved carpentry, building and renovating his family’s home. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 910 Cross Gate Blvd., Slidell, LA, on Monday, May 12, 2014, at 11:00 AM. On Sunday, May 11, a visitation will be held at the church from 7:30 PM until 9:00 PM, and on Monday morning from 9:30 AM until time of service. Interment will take place at a later date in Carleton, MI. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Little Sisters of the Poor, 1655 McGill Ave., Mobile, AL, 36604 or Daughters of St. Paul, 4403 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, LA, 70006.


  • Visitation Sunday, May 11, 2014
  • Visitation Monday, May 12, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 12, 2014

Mr. Dennis Robert Schafer

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Ted Aucoin

May 30, 2015

Dear Pat:
A year has past and we still miss them, but I think that we are handling our losses well.

Ashley Brown

June 11, 2014

Ms. Patt and Family, so very sorry for your loss. Mr. Denny was a wonderful man.. God Bless You.

Janet Kovac

May 20, 2014

Dear Patt, Russell and Michael, I am so very sorry to learn of Dennis' death. I pray you are comforted by the love and prayers of family and friends. May happy memories overcome your feelings of loss. May God strengthen you. May your faith in him sustain you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

May 20, 2014

Pat and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss and passing of a wonderful husband and father. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Many Blessings, Lisa Elrand

Mary and Vic Torasso

May 15, 2014

Dearest Patt and family - Remember the smiles, laughter, and the light that Dennis brought into your lives. Your spirit of family and God will bring you through this period.

Emma Singleton

May 15, 2014

Patt and family, I'm sorry for your loss. Dennis was a fun and wonderful person. I'm praying for you.

June Booth

May 14, 2014

Pat and family. So sorry for your loss, you were always such a great support to Dennis through his illness. He is resting with the Lord now and he is still and always will be in your heart. My prayers are with you.

Charles & Edna Scarbrough

May 14, 2014

To Patt and family: Edna and I send our love to you and your dear family at this very difficult time in your lives. You all have fought a long battle and Dennis is now with our Lord, where we all hope to be one day. Keep the faith, Patt. You have always a fighter. Dennis is waiting, not too long and not too far away from all of us.

Ballard and Florence Graham

May 14, 2014

Florence and Ballard Graham, Conyers, GA. wish to extend their deepest sympathy to Pat and her children at the loss of their beloved husband and father.

Wanda Coats & Family

May 12, 2014

Dear Patt & Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this most difficult time. May our risen Lord bless you and grace you with his comfort.