Robert O. Schaefer

Robert O. Schaefer, 86, of Evansville, Illinois, passed away at 6:48 pm, Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at his residence.


He was born to the late Jacob H. and Frances C. (nee Eschmann) Schaefer on January 21, 1937 in East St. Louis, Illinois.


Robert married Martha Woll on April 23, 1960 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Sparta, Illinois; she survives.


Robert had been a dairy farmer.


He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Evansville, Illinois and served on the Parish Council and was a former trustee. He was also a Eucharistic Minister. He also had served on the Randolph Farmer board. Robert was a very strong role model for his family and loved spending time with them.


He had been a Sergeant in the United States Army.




     Martha Schaefer Evansville, IL

  3 Children:

     Sandy (Gary) Walls Evansville, IL

     Richard (Laura) Schaefer Evansville, IL

     Jan Cook (Tony Stefani) Evansville, IL

  1 Brother:

     Martin (Jean) Schaefer Red Bud, IL

  1 Sister:

     Marie Hess Red Bud, IL

  3 Sisters-in-law:

    Joan Schaefer Ruma, IL

    Julie Schaefer Ellis Grove, IL

    Margaret Sternberg Walsh, IL

  10 Grandchildren:

   Rob (Katie) Walls, Becky (Chris) Mclelland, Tom (Cassi) Schaefer, Chris Schaefer, Angie (Dan) Beisiegel, Kevin (Danielle) Schaefer, Mark Schaefer, Brad Schaefer, Ross Cook and Brendan Cook

  9 Great Grandchildren:

   Dylan Mclelland, Nolan & Violet Walls, Lily & Sam Schaefer, Whiteny, Courtney & Ava Beisiegel and Amelia Schaefer

 Many Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends


Preceded in Death by: Parents, 4 Brother – Henry Schaefer, Clarence Schaefer, Albert (Joyce) Schaefer and William Schaefer, 4 Sisters – Gertrude (Leo M.) Pautler, Regina (Robert) Scherle, Frances (Norman) Rahn, Josephine (Victor) Smith, and infant Theresa Schaefer


Funeral Mass:

  10:00 am, Saturday, December 9, 2023

  St. Boniface Catholic Church, Evansville, Illinois; Officiating: Fr. Iuvenius Iheme and Fr. Steve                  Pautler



  St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery

  Evansville, Illinois



 Saturday – 8:00 am – 10:00 am

 St. Boniface Catholic Church, Evansville, Illinois



 St. Boniface Catholic Church, Evansville, Illinois