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Donald Joseph Schaefer

December 8, 1948 ~ January 11, 2021 (age 72)

Obituary

Donald Joseph Schaefer, age 72 of New Baltimore, passed away January 11, 2021. He was born on December 8, 1948 to Donald and Janet Schaefer. Donald married the love of his life Patricia Yaklin and together they had two children; William and Erica. He worked as a truck driving for 32 years and then became a bus driver. Donald enjoyed going out on his boat and fishing. He was part of a bowling league at Imperial Lanes. His favorite thing was spending time with his family and friends; especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed being part of his grandchildren’s everyday life.

Loving husband of Patricia; beloved father of William (Joann) Schaefer and Erica (Dan) Saari; cherished grandfather of Gracie, Casey, and Carson; dear brother of Karen (Mike) Sobiecki, David (Margie) Schaefer, and Barbara (Chuck) Piotrowski; Donald is also survived by many extended loved ones and friends.

He will be greatly missed.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
January 13, 2021

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lee-Ellena Funeral Home
46530 Romeo Plank Rd
Macomb, MI 48044

Gathering of Family and Friends
Thursday
January 14, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Mary Queen of Creation Catholic Church
50931 Maria Street
Baltimore, MI 48047

Funeral Mass
Thursday
January 14, 2021

10:30 AM
St. Mary Queen of Creation Catholic Church
50931 Maria Street
Baltimore, MI 48047

Please note
Procession to St. Mary Cemetery in New Baltimore to follow the service where military honors will take place.
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