Alvin D. Schaaf Jr.

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Alvin David "Dave" Schaaf, Jr.

Born July 10, 1933, was called home to The Lord on Sunday, January 26, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents Dr. Alvin David Schaaf Sr. and Helen E. (Rice) Schaaf of Jamestown, brother Bill Schaaf of Crawfordsville and the love of his life Ruth Y. (Vedell) Schaaf, his wife of nearly 50 years. He is survived by two daughters, Diane Schaaf of Whitestown and Julie (Sandy) Lakes of Mooresville and one grandson. As a young man, he attained the Eagle Scout designation. He graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1951, then Indiana University in 1955. Dave served as an officer in the United States Navy, obtaining the rank of Commander before his retirement in 1978. After retiring from the Navy, he obtained his real estate broker license, and sold real estate. Later, he was instrumental in the development of the Government Marketing Assistance Group, where he retired in 1999. During his final retirement, he loved to help around Diane's farm (including wine making), and was co-owner of Mooresville Open Market Antiques in Mooresville with Julie and Sandy. He was a friend to all and always giving of his time and talents, including volunteering at The Sharing Place, Read-Up, and as a tour guide at the Valley of Indianapolis Scottish Rite Cathedral. He was an avid stamp collector and Past-President and Director of the Indiana Stamp Club. He played in the bell choir at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, of which he has been a member since 1974. He was a 55 plus year member and past master of Hazelrigg Lodge #200 F&AM (Jamestown). Among other honors he has received, Dave was awarded the coveted "Sagamore of the Wabash" by Governor O'Bannon in 1991. Services will be Friday, January 31 at 10:00 a.m. in the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 3535 Kessler Blvd. A light meal will follow the service at the church for all attendees. Visitation will be Thursday January 30, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Flanner and Buchanan - Broad Ripple and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will take place at the Santa Claus Cemetery in Santa Claus, Indiana. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hazelrigg Lodge #200 F&AM (Jamestown), or the . Friends and family wishing to express condolences can do so at:

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Flanner and Buchanan - Broad Ripple
1305 E Broad Ripple Ave Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 475-4475
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Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Jan. 29, 2014
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