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William A. Schaefer Sr.


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William A. Schaefer Sr. Obituary
William A. Schaefer, Sr.

AGE: 91 • Dover

William A. Schaefer, Sr. of Dover passed away, Monday, February 6, 2017 at Harbor Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Lewes. He was 91.

Mr. Schaefer was born September 14, 1925 in Dover, Delaware to the late Alphonse Schaefer and Frieda Altwater Schaefer. He graduated from Dover High School in 1943 and Pierce Business School in 1948, and married Frances (Froggy) Sarde on May 4th 1946.

He proudly served in the US Army and received a Bronze Star for action during the "Battle of the Bulge". Mr. Schaefer Owned Schaefer Lincoln Mercury. He was past President of Maple Dale Country Club and loved golf, ocean fishing and traveling to all parts of the world.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years Frances (Froggy) Schaefer and his second wife Joe-Anne Wilkins after 12 years of marriage.

He is survived by his daughter, Gayle Lorenz (Richard); son, William Jr. (Lynne); grandchildren, Todd (Nikki), Andrew, and Sarah; his great-grandchildren, Kaden, Maisie and Lennon; cousin, Betty Willis (Bill).

Services and burial will be private

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the USO, 500 Purple Heart Way, DAFB, Dover, DE 19902.

Letters of condolences may be sent and guest book signed at www.torbertfuneral.com.
Published in The News Journal on Feb. 9, 2017
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