Stephen R. Schafer
Stephen R. Schafer
  • December 8, 1950 - January 5, 2018
  • Greenville, Ohio

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Stephen R. Schafer, age 67, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 10:58 AM at his residence. He was born on December 8, 1950 in Greenville, Ohio, to the late Robert L. & Phyllis Lee (Ware) Schafer.
Steve is survived by his wife of 36 years, Carole (Hitchcock) Schafer, whom he married on July 2, 1981; step daughter and son in law, Jennifer & Daniel Light; son Daryl Rehmert; grandchildren, Morgan & Savannah Light and Harley, Hailee and Levi Rehmert; and beloved dog, Henry.
Steve retired from the Darke County Sheriff's Department. He was a member of Greenville Masonic Lodge #143; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Dayton, where he was a 32nd Degree Mason; Greenville Chapter #77, Royal Arch Masons, Past District President of the 3rd Capitular District, Royal Arch Masons of Ohio; former member of Matchett Council #91, Royal and Select Masons; and Jerusalem Commandery #75, Knights Templar of Ohio; and past member of the Antioch Shrine Masons of Dayton, Ohio. He was also a life member of Greenville VFW 7262 Auxiliary, the Loyal Order of Moose Greenville Lodge 325 and past member of WACO in Troy. Steve was honored by the Darke County Park District for his 100th hour of volunteering and was a 1969 graduate of Greenville High School. His hobbies and lifelong activities include but are not limited to; sailing, model-building, photography, fishing, reading, trains and traveling.
There will be a celebration of life service held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 2:00 PM at St. John Lutheran Church, 7418 St. Rt. 121, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Brian McGee officiating. Burial will follow in the St. John Church Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 4-7 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, as well as one hour prior to the service at church. A Masonic Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday at 6:45 PM at the funeral home followed by a Scottish Rite Ring Service.
In lieu of flowers it is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Care, St. John Lutheran Church or Darke County Parks (Shawnee Prairie Preserve).
The family would like to express their appreciation to Cleveland Clinic and Wayne HealthCare for their continued help throughout the past years.
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