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Official Obituary of

John Philip Schaefer

February 21, 1942 ~ February 16, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

John Schaefer Obituary

John Philip Schaefer passed away February 16, 2024 at his home in Lake Villa.  He was born in Chicago on February 21, 1942 to Emil and Marie (nee O'Connor) Schaefer.  John joined the United States Navy during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He married Lynn Roberts on November 10, 1973.  They were members of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Long Lake and both enjoyed traveling to Jamaica.   He later retired from Abbott Laboratory after 32 years as a Microbiology Technician in HPD.  John was the loving husband of Lynn (nee Roberts) for 50 years, he was a dear father of Joe (Elena) and Josie, cherished grandfather of Samara, Donovan and Aliya.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Marie Schaefer, stepmother Bernice Schaefer and his brother Daniel Schaefer. 

Our sincere thanks to Star Hospice for all of their care.  In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.

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