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Toft Funeral Home and Crematory
2001 Columbus Ave
Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone: 419-625-8816

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Robert E. "Bud" Schaeffer

Robert E. "Bud" Schaeffer 89, Sandusky, died Friday, February 21, 2014, in the Providence Care Center, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on March 21, 1924 in Vickery, OH.

Bud was a lifelong farmer. Since 1959 he ran Ro-Bern Acres Inc., and he had a love for taking care of his dairy cows. He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Erie Co. Farm Bureau & South Hayes Council, Noba Young Sire Committee of Tiffin, Perkins Twp. Zoning Board of Appeals, Central Erie Elevator Board, Sandusky and Bellevue Milk Producers, Castalia Bank Board, Castalia Lions, Sandusky Eagles, and the National and State Holstein Association.

Bud was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, who will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Bernita (Parker) Schaeffer, whom he married on November 30, 1945; children, Jacalyn (Jerry) Baumgardner, Sharon (Gregory) Fear, and Donald (Roberta) Schaeffer, all of Sandusky; grandchildren, Shane Baumgardner, Bradley Baumgardner, Jennifer Patrick, Amy Pachasa, Melissa Graham, Robin Schaeffer, and Rebecca Copeland; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, John W. (Alvina) Schaeffer, Groton Twp., OH, and Eugene D. Schaeffer, Milan, OH; brother-in-law, Charles "Mac" McAllister; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward W. and Margaret J. (Whitmore) Schaeffer; and a sister, Mary McAllister.

Friends may call on Sunday, February 23, 2014, from 4-8 P.M. in the Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Friends may also call on Monday from 10 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11 A.M. in St. John's United Church of Christ, 8812 Thomas Rd., Milan. Rev. Wendy Schindler-Chasney will officiate. The family invites everyone for the luncheon immediately following the service at the church, and then will process to Oakland Cemetery at 2 P.M. for burial.

Memorial contributions in Robert's name may be made to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870, or to St. John's United Church of Christ, or Back to the Wild, P.O. Box 423, Castalia, OH 44824. Condolences and gifts of sympathy may be made to the family at