Ernst “Bill” Schaefer

01/18/1930   —   05/09/2020

Memorial contributions may be made to:

Emmanuel Hospice

401 Hall Street, Ste 263, Grand Rapids, MI 49503


St. Jude Children’s Hospital

501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

The Guestbook
  • Eleata Young

    Your journey is over Uncle Bill. You take a part of my heart with you. I will always remember your gentle and kind ways. I will see you again. With love always. Eleata.

  • Redeye and Marti Goggins

    Our deepest sympathy to you Helen and family. May he rest in peace!

  • Cyndee Baldwin

    Pat, So sorry for the loss of your Dad, He was a joy, may all your memories keep you comforted. Prayers for your Mom!

  • Marj Harding

    I wish God’s richest blessings to Helen, Pat and family.

  • Fran & Greg Casalenuovo

    Uncle Bill, will always remember you playing the accordion on our birthdays by phone. So glad I did get to see you in July at Porter House. You are in our prayers. May our dearest Lord hold you in His arms and comfort all those here on earth. We will miss you but in our hearts you will always be there forever.

  • Ann Wittenbach

    Pat I met your dad back in the Greenridge days. He was a special man and you could see the live he had for you. You and your family are in my prayers.

  • Suzy Hunter

    The world has lost a special Man. He walked his entire life next to God paving his way to this glorious eternal life. Bill was a part of my life for 50 years. He always made me feel like one of his own. Rest In Peace Bill ❤️

  • Paul with Anna Roth and family

    Dear Helen, Dear Pat, our deepest sympathy to you and all the family. A very special and truly great man has left us. Will never forget his kindness and his love for his family, but also his wit. Honored to have known him. Forever grateful for the time I was able to spend with him. Thank you for everything, Uncle Bill! Rest In Peace.

  • Phinney family

    Dear Aunt Hele,Bill,Patrick and entire family
    Uncle Bill was a very special person who will be greatly missed.He demostrated his love to us through his music and wonderful German accent singing. No holiday was complete unless Uncle Bill was there playing his accordian.I can only hope that there is limburger in heaven! Rest in peace with all our love.

  • Weymouth and Patty Wilson

    Dear Ursula, Lynn, Bob and family, Our deepest condolences to you on your dad’s passing..Weymouth and I send our love and prayers♥️

  • Bellah

    Your dad and grandpa will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Thoughts and prayers your way! Love, the Bellahs

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