THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Mark and Phyllis Schaefer
Issue Date: April 24, 2014
Double funeral services are planned for Mark Schaefer, 86, who died April 11 and for his wife, Phyllis, 82, who passed away April 16.
He was born Feb. 15, 1928 to Edwin and Adele (Henze) Schaefer. He attended grade school in Clark County and in 1945, joined the United States Army, serving until 1948.
His wife, the former Phyllis Bauer was born April 19, 1931, to William and Florice (Barber) Bauer. She attended grade school and high school in Plymouth, then worked for Gilson Brothers and Stokley Van Kamp and was a homemaker.
On Jan. 21, 1949, they were married in Plymouth. They were members of Zion Lutheran Church in Glenbeulah and the American Legion Post and Auxiliary in Greenbush. Upon retiring, they moved to Amberg and joined the VFW and spent time making and painting crafts.
In his free time he enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing and spending time with his family and his wife.
She enjoyed flowers and gardening and loved music, studying in California when she was younger and singing in the church choir.
They are survived by four children, Florice Wondra, of Sheboygan, Mark (Victoria) Schaefer Jr., of Wilmot, Constance Schaefer, of Plymouth and Linda (Frederick) Marquardt, of Buckeye, Az.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A joint memorial service will be held in Glenbeulah with burial in Forest Home Cemetery in Athelstane on Friday, May 2 at 2 pm. Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.