Francis W. Schaefer, age 86 of Loose Creek, passed away Thursday, October 17, 2019, at Westphalia Hills.
Francis was born on February 16, 1933, in Bonnots Mill, the oldest of three siblings born to Leo and Annie (Rotter) Schaefer.
Francis attended Immaculate Conception School for twelve years, graduating in 1951. His class was the last to graduate from Loose Creek High School.
He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.
On August 18, 1956, he was united in marriage to Marietta Stegeman at St. Anthony’s Church in Folk. She survives of the home.
Francis worked for the Missouri Department of Health until he was drafted into the Army in 1953. He did some turkey farming before going to work for the Missouri State Employment Security Division from 1955 until 1988 when he retired after 33 years. He then began farming full time.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek where he served as a board member for the Immaculate Conception Endowment Fund. He was also a member of the Loose Creek Community Center.
He enjoyed time spent boating on the Osage River and Lake of the Ozarks, socializing at the summer picnics and fall suppers, and spending time with his family.
In addition to his spouse of 63 years, Francis is survived by: two brothers, Edmund Schaefer and his wife Anna Mae of St. Martins and Donald Schaefer and his wife Joyce of Holts Summit; as well as numerous nieces and nephews
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Esther (Scheppers) Schaefer.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at Morton Chapel in Linn.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 21, 2019, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek.
Entombment with full military honors will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Resurrection Mausoleum in Jefferson City.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital, Immaculate Conception Church Renovation or Immaculate Conception Endowment Fund.
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