Robert James Schafer, Sr.

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Robert James Schafer, Sr.

March 14, 1950 - December 03, 2018

Robert James Schafer, Sr. Robert James "Rob" Schafer Sr., 68, of Sellersburg, Indiana, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018. He was a 1968 graduate of Clarksville High School and a United States Air Force veteran. Rob retired from LG&E and went on to work for CE Power Solutions. He was an avid fan of IU basketball, and also enjoyed supporting his grandchildren in their various athletics at Providence High School, DeSales High School, and Presentation Academy.
He was born on March 14, 1950 in Scottsburg, Indiana to the late Robert T. and Patricia (Baker) Schafer. Rob is survived by his wife of 43 years, Linda (Garrett) Schafer; children, Cindy Behr (Russell), Tricia Filmer (Thomas Sr.), Robert Schafer Jr. (Holly), Laura Schafer; siblings, Rick Schafer, Marty Schafer (Penny), Dawn Schafer, Celine Day (John); aunt, Martha Vest; and 16 grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany) and on Friday after 9 a.m. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (1752 Scheller Lane, New Albany) with entombment to follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.
Contributions in Rob's memory be made to The Make-A-Wish Foundation (1702 E. Highland Avenue, Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016) or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105). To leave a special message for the family, please visit
Published on December 4, 2018
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