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Anthony Schaefer

Born: April 10, 1936; in Johnsburg, IL

Died: June 7, 2018; in McHenry, IL

Anthony "Tony" Schaefer, age 82, of McHenry, IL passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Thursday, June 7, 2018.

His was a life well lived, beginning in Johnsburg, IL on April 10, 1936, born to the late Michael and Eva (nee Schmitt) Schaefer. On June 22, 1957, Tony married his high school sweetheart, Kathryn "Kathy" McMahon, at St. Patrick's Church in McHenry, and they began a close-knit family who shared many happy times. A problem solver and proud perfectionist with over 30 years at ComEd, Tony loved to tinker and could fix practically anything. A dedicated Cubs fan and an even more dependable friend and family member, he was quick to lend a hand and was always generous with his time. Tony was known for tight bear hugs, sly grins, and a joy for music, whether from his rich baritone voice at church or whistling throughout the day. He enjoyed the company of a great group of friends and family, playing cards, and laughing with the grandkids. He loved the warm days of the annual winter escape to Marco Island, Florida, as well as the worldly adventures he and Kathy took with friends, and the memory-rich vacations, cruises, and houseboat trips with their family. Tony will forever be remembered for his sense of humor, as a man of few words, and a genuinely good man. He was well loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Tony is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Kathy; beloved children, Theresa (Howie) Wagner of Johnsburg, IL; Susan (Peter) Holley of Pleasanton, CA; and Stephen (Jen) Schaefer of Chicago, IL; cherished grandchildren, Tom (Jess), Brian, Rebecca, Paul, Kate, and Patrick; and dear great-grandson, Tyler. He is further survived by his siblings, Dorothy (the late Gene) Hughes, Ken (Bobby Ann) Schaefer, and Larry (Ria) Schaefer; and sister-in-law, Donna Schaefer.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Ted Schaefer.

Visitation for Tony will be held on Monday, June 11, 2018, at Colonial Funeral Home and Crematory, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry, IL 60050, from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm with a prayer service beginning at 7:30 pm. An additional visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at the Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory from 8:30 am until 9:30 am. The Funeral Mass will start at 10:00 am at St, Patrick's Catholic Church, 3500 W. Washington Street, McHenry, IL 60050. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Tony's name may be made to FISH of McHenry, Inc., P.O. Box 282, McHenry, IL 60051 or St. Patrick's Church, 3500 W. Washington St., McHenry, IL 60050.

For more information, visit www.colonialmchenry.com or call 815-385-0063 .
Published in the Northwest Herald on June 10, 2018
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