Carl F. Schaefer89, Lititz American Legion member

By on September 29, 2011

Carl F. Schaefer, 89, of Stevens, passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2011 at Denver Nursing Home.

He was born in Lancaster to the late Charles and Elizabeth (Metzger) Schaefer and was the husband of the late Marion Alverta (Eichelberger) Schaefer, who passed away Dec. 24, 2001.

Carl served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the 213th Coast Artillery Anti Aircraft division. He was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Akron. Carl held memberships at the VFW Post 7294, Millersville, the American Legion Cloister Post 429 and the American Legion Post 56 in Lititz.

Carl was an avid bowler, having bowled in various tournaments, and was also a Philadelphia Sports fan. During his working years, he worked for Armstrong World Industries for 18 years, operated an auto garage from 1969 to 1976 and most recently did maintenance work for Valleybrooke Estates until his retirement.

Carl is survived by a daughter: Jeanne, wife of Leroy Kennedy, of Long Neck, Del.; a son: Carl Douglas, husband of Nanci (Cooch) Schaefer, of Lancaster; six grandchildren: Penny Gockley, Sheri Heagy, LuCinda Martin, Anita Warnick, Kent Terry III and Amber Fasig; 14 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; brother: Eli, husband of Pearl Schaefer, of Willow Street; and a sister: Dorothy, wife of Donald Fellenbaum, of Lancaster.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers: Robert, David, Charles, Edward and John Schaefer; and a sister: Loretta Ziegler.

His funeral service will be held on Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. at the Stradling Funeral Home, 201 Church Ave., Ephrata. Interment will take place in the Millersville Mennonite Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the Red Rose Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions in Carl’s memory may be made to Hospice of Lancaster County P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

Arrangements are being made by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

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