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Mount Ayr Record News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, September 05, 2007

ROBERT ALLEN "BOB" SCHAFER

American Flag.jpg Robert Allen SCHAFER of Mount Ayr died September 10, 2007 at the Ringgold County Hospital.

Robert, son of Roy "Foxy" Schafer and Mildred (GINN) SCHAFER, was born on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1926, on his Grandma & Grandpa GINNís farm near Lenox. He grew up in the Lenox, Stringtown, and Kent area where he attended high school in Lenox. He worked for his dad on the family farm until 1942 when he served in the armed forces, saw action in WW II, was placed on the reserve list, and then served his country in the Korean War where he received the Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Star and the United Nations Service Medal. He was released from active military service August 1952 as a Sgt. 1st Class.

On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, 1952, he married Wilma Mae BRAND and they lived in the Mount Ayr area for 54 years.

Survivors include his wife, Wilma SCHAFER, of Mount Ayr; 2 sons Allen (wife Kris) SCHAFER of Christensburg, Virginia and Duane (wife Janelle) SCHAFER of Mount Ayr; 4 daughters Vickie (husband Rick) ANDREWS of Lawrence, KS, Kathy (husband Syd) COMER of Mount Ayr, Becky (husband Randy) ANDREWS of Benton, and Amy (husband Ron) FRANKLIN of Pleasant Hill, MO; 17 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; brother Bill (wife Wilma) SCHAFER of Prescott and a sister Helen SCHAFER of Mount Ayr; brothers & sisters-in-law Clyde (Rosie) Brand, Earl BRAND, Lois TRIGGS, Paul (Georgia) Brand, Lee (Shirley) BRAND, Jean (Lyle) GILLILAND all of Mount Ayr and Betty (Jim) SCHMITZ of Gorin, MO.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents Frederick Roy SCHAFER and Mildred Frances (GINN) SCHAFER; sister Lois Ann Swanke; parents-in-law Lewis & Madge BRAND; brothers-in-law Walter COBB, Ainslee TRIGGS, Harold & Dean BRAND; sister-in-law Margaret BRAND; nephews Mike & Ted MOFFITT; and a niece Judy SMITH.

Services were conducted at Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 2007, with Rev. Dennis REYNOLDS officiating. Musicians were Rhonda Mickelson, Aaron COMER and Lindsay DOBBINS with the great-grandkids singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame."

Casket bearers were Gustin ANDREWS, Jotham ANDREWS, Aaron COMER, Tyson COMER, Charles ANDREWS, Justin MERRIFIELD, Bobby SCHAFER, Zach SCHAFER, Drake SCHAFER, Beau FRANKLIN and Brady FRANKLIN.

Military rites were conducted by American Legion, RInggold Post #172.

Bob was laid at rest in the Benton Cemetery, Benton, Iowa.

The Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr was in charge of arrangements.

www.funeralplan2.com/watsonarmstrongfh/archive?id=107179

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