Robert W. Schaefer

Robert W. Schaefer, 65, of Mequon, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018. He was born on March 10, 1953 in Fond du Lac, the son of the late Robert and Beatrice Schaefer. On September 3, 1977, he married Sandra Scannell at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fond du Lac. Bob was the Director of music at St. James Cathedral in Orlando, FL, and played at churches in Fond du Lac, Milwaukee, and California. He toured across Europe playing his compositions and played for Pope John Paul II. Bob loved life and taking people on new adventures. Above all, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. 

Bob is survived by his wife, Sandy; daughter, Alexa (Aren) Williams; grandchildren, Jensen, Ella, and Wren; sister, Debbie Borkenhagen; siblings-in-law. Jeff Beahm, John (Carla) Scannell, Linda (Pat) Lloyd, Tom (Marie) Scannell, Mary (Steve) Gueller, George (Ann) Scannell, Gail (Scott) Wustrack, Jennifer (John) Dilling, and Charlie Sosinski. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Patricia Beahm; mother-in-law, Sis Scannell, sister-in-law, Diane Sosinski, and brother-in-law, Dick Borkenhagen. 

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 25th from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at Shepherd of the Hills Catholic Church W1562 Co Rd B, Eden, WI 53019 . A Mass of Christian Burial will follow the visitation at the church with Rev. Ralph Gross officiating. Private entombment will be in the Chapel of the Risen Christ Mausoleum at Calvary Cemetery, Fond du Lac. 

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