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Eugene Donald Schaeffer

Eugene Donald Schaeffer, 89, of Milan and residing in Sandusky , passed away early Tuesday morning, December 22, 2020 at The Commons of Providence.

Eugene was born on August 18, 1931 in Sandusky, OH to the late Edward and Margaret (Whitmore) Schaeffer.

Eugene graduated from Milan High School in 1950. He owned and operated a dairy farm for 65 years. He was a member of the Farm Bureau and involved in the Erie County 4-H program. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending his winters in Florida, and collecting and shopping for antiques with his wife.

Eugene is survived by his daughters, Suzanne (James) Spacek of Toledo and Michelle (Robert) Bixler of Milan; sons, Eugene "Randy" (Jari) of Milan, Scott (Becky) of Milan, Michael (Carolyn) of Sandusky, Christopher (Suzie) of Milan and James (Amy) of Milan; 26 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In addition to his parents, Eugene is preceded in death by his wife, Darlene Schaeffer; infant daughter, Mary Catherine; sister, Mary McAllister and brothers, Robert and John Schaeffer.

Private family services will be held at Groff Funeral Homes and Crematory Milan Chapel, 1 S. Main St., Milan. Pastor Wally Gilbert will officiate. Burial will follow in Milan Cemetery, Milan.

The family would like to thank the staff at the memory care unit at The Commons of Providence for their outstanding care and being a second family to their father during these difficult times.

Those wishing to contribute to Eugene's memory may do so to The Commons of Providence, 5000 Providence Dr., Sandusky, OH 44870.

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