Gary Schaefer

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Gary Schaefer, 66, of Freeburg, IL, born November 2, 1954, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, January 24, 2021, at his residence.

Gary worked as a union painter and dry wall installer.

Mr. Schaefer was preceded in death by his parents, Aloysius P. and Agnes C., nee Karban, Schaefer; a brother, Robert Schaefer; and a nephew, Curtis Schaefer.

Surviving are his wife of 20 years, Teresa, nee Klingerman, Schaefer, whom he married on April 15, 2000;
a son, Joshua (Melissa) Schaefer;
two daughters, Constance (Dennis) White, and Shannon (Roy) Johnson;
seven grandchildren, Erica, Grayson, Lillian, Kayla, Megan, Robby, and Noah;
four brothers, Thomas (Diane) Schaefer, Lawrence (Connie) Schaefer, Richard (Sally) Schaefer, and Michael (Ginger) Schaefer;
two sisters, Mary Kay (Bob) Frierdich, and Tina (Arden) Walsh;
and nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral:  Private funeral services will be held at a later date.


4 Comments on Gary Schaefer

Frank & Janet Whitaker said : Guest Report Jan 28, 2021 at 9:38 PM

Terry and Family we are sorry to hear about Gary passing away. We will keep the family in our prayers.

  • Belleville
  • Il.
Donna Brown said : Guest Report Jan 26, 2021 at 7:34 AM

Mary & Bob Please except my deepest sympathy in the loss of your brother. Donna Brown

  • Belleville
  • Il
Margie (Kish) Townley said : Guest Report Jan 25, 2021 at 4:59 PM

Fly high my buddy!!!!! You were 1 of my favorite brother in laws. We had alot of good times an remained friends threw the years, Thank you for the memories brother. RIP!!!!!

  • Marissa
  • Illinois
Tina Winter said : Guest Report Jan 25, 2021 at 4:14 PM

I will cherish the memories of our many canoe trips thru the years. Gary was a great friend, kind, funny, helpful to others. Terry and his family are in my thoughts and prayers to you all.

  • Swansea
  • Illinois

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