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Services Tuesday for Jon Edward Schaefer, age 55

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Jon Edward Schaefer, age 55 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on April 15, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Dayton, OH, on February 26, 1960.

Jon is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years Evanna (Bush) Schaefer and children; Jay (Jamine) Schaefer of Indianapolis, IN, Katie (John) Fanzo of Porter, IN, and Eric Schaefer of Porter, IN; grandchildren Olivia Fanzo, Piper, Bennett “Edward” and Saela Schaefer; parents Norman Schaefer and Ruth (Moats) Schaefer of Auburn, IN; mother and father-in-law, Frank and Joann Bush of Chesterton, IN, and his extended Bush family; his brother Jeffery (Carol) Schaefer of Piqua, OH, sister, Jill (Daniel) Kaylor of Auburn, IN, and many nieces, nephews and close friends.

Jon worked at Carmeuse Lime and Stone as a Plant Operator for 28 years. He enjoyed playing basketball, coaching his children’s Little League teams and was an avid Colts and White Sox fan. His favorite pastimes were listening to music, watching old movies, and trivia games. Jon was a devoted husband, father and loved being “Papa Jon” as well as one of the “boys in the field.” Jon was also a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2050 W. 1100 N. Chesterton, IN.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Pastor Eric Grayvold officiating. Cremation services provided by Heritage Crematory, Portage, IN.

Memorial donations in Jon’s honor may be made to the ALS Foundation, or the Visiting Nurse Association of Porter County,

Online condolences may be made to the family at


Posted 4/17/2015




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