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Schafer, Michael W.

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January 13, 1938 - May 21, 2020

Schafer, Michael W.

Michael Wilbur Schafer, 82, passed away on May 21, 2020. He was born on January 13, 1938, in Nashville, Tenn., to Frances (Webert) and Wilbur Schafer. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.

Michael is survived by his wife of 60 years, Karen (Hansen) Schafer; four children, Catherine Ellett, Michael Schafer and Jean Van Dyke of Kingwood, Texas, and Christopher Schafer of Austin, Texas; eight grandchildren; one brother; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Michael was raised in Eau Claire, Wis., graduated from EC High School in 1956 and attended the University of Chicago and American University (District of Columbia). He spent 40 years in the ocean transportation business; moved to the Houston, Texas, area in 1977; and retired in 2000. He was blessed to have a full-and-successful life.


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A Memorial Service will be held 10:30 A.M. Friday May 29, 2020 at Darst Funeral Home, located at 796 Russell Palmer Rd. Kingwood, Texas 77339 (281) 312-5656


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shirley Shipp

June 03, 2020 2:23AM

Karen, Tom and I were very sorry to learn of Michael's passing. He was always smiling and friendly. Our love to you and your sweet children and their families. Tom and Shirley Shipp


Glenda & Dub Niederhofer

May 29, 2020 3:50PM

We are keeping all the family in our prayers. Mike never met a stranger & always had a smile on his face & kind words to offer. I remember the years we shared as neighbors with fond memories.