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Robert W. Schaefer

Mequon, Wisconsin

1953 - 2018 (Age 65)


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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...

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I am so sorry to learn of Bob's passing. I played cello at St. James for a few years in the early 90s (as a high-school student), and Bob's kindness, humility, faithfulness, etc. served as a model and inspiration for me as I discerned a vocation/career in church music. I will continue to champion his compositions, and will always be thankful to have known him. My most heartfelt condolences to Sandy, Alexa, and all of Bob's family and friends.

Just learning this today. Our deepest sympathy to all of the family. Bob was truly a blessing in our lives. I enjoyed being in the choir and traveling, but most of all, we treasured his friendship. We first met Bob when he came to interview at St. James in 1984. We have always been so proud of him and all of gifts to the church. He will be missed.

Please accept my sympathy and prayers to Bob's family. His faith and his good works are a testament of his faithfulness and love. I am grateful for Bob's gifts and I celebrate his life, lived well. Sincerely, Sister Mary Jane Wagner

What a loss! Bob was an excellent musician and truly a faithful servant.

May his memory be eternal. Such a fine pastoral musician and composer.

Know that you are all in my prayers. I knew Bob from summers at St. John's in Collegeville. He was a wonderful person with a gentle humor. His musical talent was immense and he will be greatly missed. I was blessed to know him.

Bob, you are going to be greatly missed in this world where you gave us such beautiful music. As parishioners of St. James we were so blessed to hear your music for many years. Our condolences to Sandy and Alexa and all family members and friends at this time of sorrow. Our prayers are with you.

Tom and Rhea Proctor

Sending sincere condolences. He was a wonderful and talented man, and I will always remember him at St James.