Paul John Schaefer, 85, of Belleville, IL, formerly of New Athens, IL, born March 24, 1931, in Waterloo, IL, died Friday, November 11, 2016, at St. Paul’s Home, Belleville, IL.
Mr. Schaefer was a farmer and also installed Pole Buildings for 15 years. He was a member of St. Agatha Catholic Church, New Athens, IL, the Farm Bureau, the Knights of Columbus, and was a United States Army veteran.
Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Jo Ann, nee Hall, Schaefer, who died January 25, 1997; his parents, Adolph and Anna Schaefer; his brother, Lawrence Schaefer; and his sister, Theresia Schaefer.
Surviving are his good friends, Sue and Brandy Neuharth, both of Belleville, IL.
Memorials may be made to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, November 14, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at St. Agatha Catholic Church, New Athens, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at St. Agatha Catholic Church, New Athens, IL, with Rev. Brett Judkins officiating. Burial will be at St. Agatha Catholic Cemetery, New Athens, IL.