George Melvin Schafer

George Melvin Schafer

June 6, 1935 - 

Sept. 2, 2011


George Melvin Schafer, 76, of Blessing passed away September 2, 2011. 

He was born June 6, 1935, in Ferris, Illinois, to the late Benjamin Wesley Schafer and Gladys Lucille Gladwell Schafer.  

Two daughters, Larel Bee Rodriguez and Laquetta Marie Schafer, preceded him in death.

He is survived by: his wife of almost 56 years, Marion Duncan Schafer of Blessing; daughters and their husbands Bonnie Lou and Clifford Sheffler of Kahoka, Missouri and Orel Lee and Angel Chavez of Bay City; sons and their wives, L. Ben Schafer and Vicky of Bay City and Lloyd and Brenda Schafer of Blessing; sister, Alice Hansen of Missouri; brothers, Frank Schafer of New York, Jim Schafer of Iowa and W. Dale Schafer of Missouri; 15 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

The family received friends and relatives from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 

Funeral service was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2011, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Richard Poundstone officiating.

Interment followed at Hawley Cemetery in Blessing. 

Pallbearers were Angel Chavez, Timothy Schafer, Gregory Schafer, Jeremy Tate, Lonie Tate and Buddy Biggerstaff. 

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Arrangements are with Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City, 979-245-4613.