Albert Schafer

Obituary of Albert J. Schafer

Albert J. "Al" Schafer, 79, of Vermilion, died Monday, November 22, 2021 at Cleveland Clinic Foundation after a brief illness. He was born September 10, 1942 in Lorain and had been a lifelong Vermilion resident. Al graduated from Oberlin School of Commerce and worked as an accountant before beginning his career at Ford Motor Co., Lorain. He worked as a Quality Control Engineer at Ford for 27 years, retiring in 1991. He then enjoyed working on his farm, Schafer's Hoofprint Farm. Al served 6 years with the Army National Guard in Fremont and Norwalk. He was a member of the Vermilion Evangelical and Reformed Church, Belgian Draft Horse Corporation and the LaGrange Engine Club. He enjoyed farming, showing Belgian Draft horses, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Wanita (nee Washburn) Schafer of Vermilion; daughter, Tamara Schafer of Vermilion; son, Troy (Stacey) Schafer of Vermilion; grandchildren, Ayden and Alex; and his brothers, Charles (Ruth) Schafer of Vermilion and Harold Schafer of Berlin Heights. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Alice Amelia (nee Grisel) Schafer; sister, Grace Phillips; and his infant brother, William Schafer. The family will receive friends on Friday, November 26, 2021 from 3-7 p.m. at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion, Ohio. Funeral services will be Saturday, November 27, 2021, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. The Reverend Nick Cacciatore will officiate and the Vermilion Veterans Council will conduct military honors. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Vermilion. Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com.
Friday
26
November

Visitation 1

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, November 26, 2021
Riddle Funeral Home
5345 South Street
Vermilion, Ohio, United States
Saturday
27
November

Service Information

11:00 am
Saturday, November 27, 2021
Riddle Funeral Home
5345 South Street
Vermilion, Ohio, United States
Saturday
27
November

Interment Information

12:00 pm
Saturday, November 27, 2021
Maple Grove Cemetery
8114 Cemetery Road
Vermilion, Ohio, United States
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