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Carl F. Schaeffer

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Zionsville

Carl F. Schaeffer, 85, of Old Zionsville, died June 1, 2020, at his home. He was the husband of the late Ruthann (David) Schaeffer, who died in 2012. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Edwin E. and Minnie M. (Souders) Schaeffer.

He worked at Mack Trucks for 31 years as a draftsman in the engineering department and was a member of UAW Local 677.

He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War serving as microwave relay site chief at NATO headquarters in Fountainbleu, France.

He was a member of the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association, charter member of the National World War II Memorial, a member of the Emmaus Mercantile Club and the Emmaus and Lower Macungie Township libraries.

He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan. He was a beloved youth baseball and softball coach, one of the highlights being the special assistant on the staff of the 2011 USSSA 16B Softball World Series Champion Lunachicks.

He was a member of Zions Evangelical Lutheran Church, Old Zionsville.

He loved spending time with his family, friends and, most of all, his grandchildren.

He is survived by children, Lynn D., Dr. Lori A. and her husband, Dr. Terry Martin and David C. and his wife, Justina; a sister, Cheryl Wetherhold; grandchildren, Samantha, Taylor, Francesca, Rachel, Natalie, Abbigail and Erin; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made to the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, 1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton, 19529 or through the website hawkmountain.org.

Services will be announced at a later date once the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic have been lifted. Arrangements entrusted to the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus.