Mark Martin Schaefer Sr., age 86, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, April 11, 2014, at the Rocky Knoll Health Care Center in Plymouth.

He was born Feb. 15, 1928, son of the late Edwin and Adele (Henze) Schaefer, and attended grade school in Clark County.

In 1945, Mark heard the call of his country and joined the United States Army serving until 1948.

On Jan. 21, 1949, he married Phyllis Bauer in Plymouth. His beloved wife of 65 years went home to be with her Lord just five days later on April 16, 2014, in Marinette.

During his working career, Mark ran S&R Cheese outside of Greenbush working as a cheese maker.

He was a former member of Zion Lutheran Church in Glenbeulah, a member of the American Legion Post in Greenbush and the VFW Post in Amberg, Wis.

In his free time he enjoyed the out-ofdoors. He especially loved to hunt and fish along with spending time with his family. Mark always enjoyed two of his favorite meals, fresh fish and meat and potatoes. He also loved spending time with his wife making crafts and painting them.

He is survived by his four children: Florice Wondra of Sheboygan, Mark (Victoria) Schaefer Jr. of Wilmot, Constance Schaefer of Plymouth and Linda (Frederick) Marquardt of Buckeye, Ariz.; seven grandchildren: Todd Sterk, Troy Sterk, Gregory (Dawn) Schaefer, Edwin (Krissy) Schaefer, Tina Schaefer, Anthony Marquardt and Kyle (Brittney) Marquardt; along with seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held in conjunction with his beloved wife, Phyllis, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Schneider Funeral Home in Plymouth with the Rev. Don Johnson, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Glenbeulah, officiating.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday evening from 4 p.m. until the time of service.

Schneider Funeral Home & Life Tributes, Plymouth (920-892-2626), is serving the family.

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