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Richard A. Schaefer

August 5, 1942 - September 30, 2020
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Obituary

Richard Alan Schaefer, Sr. age 78 of Lima went home to be with the Lord surrounded by his family Sept. 30, 2020 at 6:16 p.m. at his son’s home in Lima. He was born on August 5, 1942 in Evansville, Indiana to the late Louis John and Charlotte Frances Weis Schaefer. He was previously married to Janice Lee Morrisey, deceased and Sue (Sickels) Weiss.
Richard is a 1960 graduate of Bath High School. He worked at Stedke Construction Company for 33 years and he was able to help build Bath High School. He also worked at Tilton and Johnson Hughes Excavating. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Union of Columbus, Ohio. Richard enjoyed tinkering on things. He was a self-taught machinist. He loved trains and built several 1 1/2 scale trains and a live steam locomotive. Richard also volunteered on the Bath Fire Department and attended Bluelick Bible Church.
Survivors include a son Matthew Louis (Jodi) Schaefer of Lima, a daughter: Tammy Lee ‘Squirrel’ (Christopher) McClelland, 6 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, brothers Randall A Schaefer of Lima and Robert A. (Debra) Schaefer of Spencerville, numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law Richard Alan (Maureen) Schaefer, Jr., sister-in-law Kathleen Schaefer and numerous aunts and uncles.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m.Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020 at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 900 W. Grand Ave. Lima, Ohio 45801. No graveside service, friends and family are encouraged to help celebrate his life.

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Born: August 5, 1942
 
January 1, 2005
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January 1, 2005
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Trains
 
January 1, 1989
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Crane
 
January 1, 1989
Steam locomotive
Steam locomotive
 
January 1, 2005
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trains
 
January 1, 2005
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trains
 
December 31, 2004
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TRAINS
 
January 1, 1989
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Died: September 30, 2020

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Joyce posted on 10/4/20

So sorry for your loss. So happy for Richard as he is seeing the face of God. Love, Joyce

 

Denise posted on 10/2/20

I knew Richard when he attend Lima Community. He was a wonderful man who loved God and learning about Him. He was kind and friendly. I know how much he loved his family. He will be missed

 

Putnam County Hospice posted on 10/2/20

The staff of Putnam County Hospice sends our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will keep Richard and all of his family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.

 

James Neighbors posted on 10/1/20

I will see you again my friend. Your faith in our Lord Jesus Christ has now become sight! Richard was a generous man who loved to give me good books to encourage me.

 

Mike Melvin posted on 10/1/20

Bob, most sincerest Condolences to you & your family.

 

William Robinson posted on 10/1/20

Rest In Peace Ric ,always remember growing up at your house and the Gas station probably were I learned how to turn wrenches.

 

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