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