Norman W. Schaefer, 92,passed away June 3, 2020

Norman W. Schaefer, 92, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Community Hospice in St. Augustine, Florida.

A Celebration of Life Graveside Service will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, July 13, 2020 at Hickory Bluff Cemetery in Stevensville, with Rev. David Moffett-Moore officiating. Memorials in Norman’s name may be made to Zion United Church of Christ in Baroda. Those wishing to sign Norman’s Memory Book online may do so at

Norman was born December 27, 1927 in Derby to John & Amanda (Pschigoda) Schaefer. He graduated from Stevensville High School, Class of 1945 and on June 22, 1946, he married the former Clarene Davis in Baroda. Norman was employed by Whirlpool Corp. for forty years, retiring in 1987. While living in the area, he was a member of Zion Evangelical United Church of Christ in Baroda.

Norman is survived by four daughters-Marilyn Schaefer of MI, Sandra (Alan) Moore of St. Augustine, FL, Susan (Jim) Podjenski of NE, Annmarie (Glenn) Fisher of TX; daughter-in-law Sande Schaefer of MI; twelve grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; his brother Gerald (Janet) Schaefer of Stevensville; his brothers-in-law Lee (Dolores) Davis of MI, Rev. William Tollas of IN; sisters-in-law-Millie Davis, Evelyn Davis & Joyce Davis, all of MI and numerous nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by two sons-infant David Schaefer in 1950 & William “Bill” Schaefer in 2003 and his sister Dorothy Mak.

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