SCHAEFER, Roger W. 89, entered into eternal rest on March 5, 2013. Born in Aurora, IL, to the late Jean & Marguerite Schaefer and predeceased by his loving wife, Margaret, and his brother, Jean. He was a longtime resident of Largo, retiring after a 27 year career in the U.S. Army. Roger fought in WWII: Korea and Viet Nam. Roger loved playing golf during his retirement years. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 9272 Seminole, the Disabled American Veterans Bay Pine Holiday Island Chapter 13, and past commander of the Military Order of the Cootie. Surviving are his brothers, Jack and his wife, Dorothy; and Gary; and sister, Peggy of Clearwater; many nieces and nephews. A Service will be held at the Bay Pines National Cemetery on Friday, March 22, 12:30 pm. Anyone wishing to attend is welcome to celebrate Roger's life.

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Mar. 8, 2013