Alvin G. ‘Alvie’ Schaefer
June 21, 1927 — Oct. 25, 2015

Alvin G. “Alvie” Schaefer of New Berlin found peace Oct. 25, 2015, at the age of 88. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Veronica (nee Beres), of 60 years. Alvie was the beloved father of Edwin (Tina), Diana Plutschack, Robert (Laurie), Thomas, Raymond (Mary Jo), Maryann (Dan Sorce), and Joann (Todd) King. He also was dear brother-in-law of Lucille Beres, Rita Beres, William (Marcia) Beres, Patricia Beres, and Agnes (Lloyd) Salentine, and Carol Woodcock (special friend of John).

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Frances Schaefer; his in-laws Nicholas and Margaret Beres; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Leo (Loretta), Msgr. Francis, Harold, Nickolas, John (Patricia) and George Beres, Joseph (Margaret) Schaefer, and Ann Beres. He was the caring grandpa of Rebecca (Curtis), Elizabeth (Nicholas), Mary-Beth, Kimberly, Steven, David (Kayla), Christine, Jennifer, Jessica, Julie, Joseph, Nickolas, Melinda, William, Margaret, Benjamin, Michael, Nathan, Sawyer, Troy, Mikayla, Matthew, Taylor, Kaitlyn, and Kyle, and great-grandpa to McKenna and a soon-to-be-born great-granddaughter. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, at Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 16000 W. National Ave., New Berlin, from 3 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. with a vigil service to follow at 7 p.m., and on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, at church from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. with Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. Interment at Holy Apostles Cemetery.

Alvie and Ronnie were an inspiration to many people both in Muskego and New Berlin. Dad enjoyed growing up on the family farm with his parents and then raising his family there until he retired. Dad loved farming, combining, driving truck, snowplowing, taking care of the animals, telling stories, and always having time for his children and grandchildren. Dad’s kind, caring nature and big smile will be missed.

The family extends a special thank-you to Care Age of Brookfield. Church and Chapel Funeral Home New Berlin is serving the Schaefer family. For more information, visit or phone 262827-0659.