Gerald E. Schaeffer, 84
Gerald E. "Buddy" Schaeffer, 84, of
Kewaskum, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at the Samaritan Health
Center in West Bend.
He was born on July 10, 1927, in the town of
Auburn, the son of the late John and Regina (nee Mueller) Schaeffer, and
on Sept. 5, 1953, he was united in marriage to Eunice Fox at St. Nicholas
Catholic Church in Dacada.
Buddy was employed by Fleet and Farm in West Bend
for over 20 years, and he was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in
Buddy will fondly be remembered for his musical
talent playing the organ and accordion, instruments he played by ear
without reading notes.
Those Buddy leaves behind to cherish his memory
include his loving wife of nearly 58 years, Eunice; three children, Jim
(Nancy) Schaeffer of Penfield, New York, Rita (Ken) Frank of West Bend and
Elaine (Ken) Miller of Phoenix; six grandchildren, Rhonda (Frank) Kuge,
Jesse Williams, Barbara Williams, Craig Frank, Alex Schaeffer and Nick
Three great-grandchildren, Lily Williams, Kara and
Colin Kuge, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, Buddy was preceded in
death by a brother, Paul; an infant brother, John Jr. and three sisters, Cyrilla (Al) Tischendorf, Marie (Albert) Thill and Rose (Ed) Weddig.
A Mass of Christian burial for Buddy will be held
at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum. Father
Edwin Kornath will officiate and burial will follow in the parish
Relatives and friends may call at the church on
Saturday, July 30 from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass.
The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been
entrusted with Buddy’s arrangements. Additional information and guest
book may be found at