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David P. Schafer

December 8, 1985February 13, 2021
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David Paul Schafer, 35 of Peoria, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2021 at his residence. He was born December 8, 1985 in Peoria and is survived by his children, Ava and Francis; mother, Diann (Danny) Taghan of Peoria; step-dad, Michael Keckler, of Peoria, grandparents, George and Shirley Schafer of West Peoria; sister, Sarah Schafer of Naples, FL; brother, George (Molly) Schafer III of Peoria Heights; step-brother, Matthew Taghan of Peoria; his “Mom # 2” Jennifer Elliott and her children, Stevie, Anthony and Kati; nieces, Aaliyah Rodriguez and Hazel Schafer; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceding in death are his dad, George Schafer Jr; grandparents, Luella and Paul Franklin and cousin, Jennifer Franklin. David was a fun loving person with the best sense of humor. He loved spending time with his family and friends and always brought the laughter! David was always someone you could call on when you needed a favor. He would show up with his tools in hand or show up to listen. David loved his kids and nieces and never wasted a moment to brag about them or show them off. He was a fan of Nascar, the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Pacers and loved to bet a wager on any of his teams. A memorial service will be held at 5:00 pm Friday, February 19, 2021 at the Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria with the Rev. Jack Thompson officiating. Memorial visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions are suggested for the benefit of his children in care of Diann Taghan.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation

    Friday, February 19, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, February 19, 2021

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Rose Taylor

February 17, 2021

Dave ,met you when you were a child at your aunt's house you played with my son .you are the age my son will soon become I'll never forget you .may you be at peace now .

Denise Schafer

February 17, 2021

Dave it was too early for you to go!!! My heart has an empty space but I know you are safe and in a better place with ones you dearly loved and missed. Ill never forget the smile and the eye connection we had . ?May you rest at peace now. I will always love and miss you even tho we didn't see eye to eye at times. . Love Aunt Denise Schafer/ Helmantoler

Beverly Franklin

February 16, 2021

Even though my heart was broken when I heard that you left us. I know that your with your dad, Grandpa and Grandma Franklin. Your life on this earth was troubled but it was time for the angels to take you away. Your at peace now. I will always keep you in my heart.

George Schafer Sr

February 16, 2021

David, you left us too soon, you will always be in our hearts and our thoughts, I hope you have found piece, will always love you as long as we breathe, rip, love, grandfather and grandmother Schafer

Tami Wieland

February 16, 2021

Dave, you were like a son to me. My son, Ryan, introduced us. He loves you very much. You will be missed. I love you Dave ❤🤗 God rest your soul..Rest In Peace Child of God🌹😇🦋 My prayers go out to your family🙏

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