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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Jr Jones
Dec 09, 2018
Mr. Shafer and I became great friends when we worked together at CE Power. The one thing I learned from him was that he loved his family. He would light up when talking about his grandchildren, even though I never met them I felt I knew them. I also knew he was a “Christian” because we spent a lot of time talking about the Lord. I even added his granddaughter to our prayer list at church when she became ill. But one lasting memory I have of him was that anytime we saw each other in person we would talk and end it with a hug and he would say, “Love you brother” and I would do the same. He will truly be missed.
May God Bless you ,
Janet Henderzahs
Dec 06, 2018
To the family of Rob Schafer, I want to say how sorry I am for your loss. I knew him from St. Anthony's grade school in Clarksville where we were classmates. I still remember him as "Robbie".

I will make a donation to St. Jude's in his memory. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Richard Southworth
Dec 04, 2018
Got to know Rob over the last 12 years at work. He was a good man. Loved his family. He will be missed. Will keep the family in our prayers.