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Harley E. Schafer

January 23, 1939 ~ November 17, 2021 (age 82)

Obituary

Harley E. Schafer, 82 years old, passed away at 7:18 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at Hospice House in Mishawaka.  Harley was born on January 23, 1939 in Lakeville to the late Glen “Pete” and Lois (Donathen) Schafer.  He has remained a lifelong resident of Lakeville.  A former farmer, Harley retired from Master Distributors as a truck driver.  He also formerly worked at Wheelabrator Corporation.  Harley formerly attended Pine Creek Church of the Brethren.  He was a volunteer with the Lakeville Fire Department for 25 years and a former member of the Jaycees in Lakeville. 

Harley is survived by his three children, Beth (Dale) Stoltzfus of Mount Joy, PA, Kevin (Laura) Schafer of Lakeville, and Kent (fiancé, Karen) Schafer of Salt Lake City, UT; eight grandchildren, Dustin (Angela) Schafer, Joshua (Tracey) Schafer, Tori (Ian) Bennett, Alek Schafer, Adam Schafer, Jenna Stoltzfus, Trevor Stoltzfus, and Justin Stoltzfus; and six great grandchildren.  He is also survived by the mother of his children, Ruth Schafer, of Salt Lake City, UT; sister, Patty (Calvin) Ewing of Lakeville; brother, Larry (Phyllis) Schafer of Florida; and sister-in-law, Joyce Schafer of South Bend.  Along with his parents, Harley was preceded in death by his grandson, Jeremy Kent Stoltzfus, and by his brother, Roger Schafer.

Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 29, 2021 at the Palmer Funeral Home, within the Palmer Community Complex, 601 N. Michigan Street, Lakeville.  Friends may visit with the family from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday.  A private burial will take place in Fair Cemetery, North Liberty. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Harley E. Schafer may be donated to the Lakeville Fire Department, P.O. Box 223, Lakeville, IN  46536.  Online condolences may be offered to the Schafer family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com. 

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Services

Visitation
Monday
November 29, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Palmer Funeral Home within the Palmer Community Complex
601 N. Michigan St.
Lakeville, IN 46536

Funeral Service
Monday
November 29, 2021

7:00 PM
Palmer Funeral Home within the Palmer Community Complex
601 N. Michigan St.
Lakeville, IN 46536

Donations

Lakeville Volunteer Fire Dept.
P.O. Box 223, Lakeville IN 46536

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