Rosemary M. Schaffer, 77, of Willard, died Saturday morning, Nov. 24, 2007, in The Cleveland Clinic.
She was born Dec. 26, 1929, in Sandusky to Joseph H. and Martha E. (Bouy) Michel, now deceased, and was a lifelong area resident. She was a member of St. Gaspar Catholic Church in Bellevue and its Rosary and Altar Society. She was also a member of Firelands Post 2743 VFW Auxiliary and Eagles Aerie 711 Auxiliary. She retired from Norwalk Furniture in 1993 with 20 years of service. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and was forever young, enjoying life and spending time with her family, many special friends and crossword puzzles.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Thomas P. Schaffer of Willard; her sons and daughters-in-law, Michael T. Schaffer of Willard, David J. Schaffer of Fairfield, Iowa, Jack A. Schaffer of Norwalk and Thomas J. and Martha Schaffer of Waterville, Ohio; her daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanne M. Schaffer of Monroeville, Jill A. and John Schaechterle of Milan, Mary Jo E. Schaffer of Monroeville and Julie A. and Patrick Ruffing of Bellevue; 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law; and a special friend, Mary Adams of Willard.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Michel, and by an infant sister, Elizabeth Michel.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday in Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk, where prayer services will be at 3:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Gaspar Catholic Church, 16209 County Road 46, Bellevue. The Rev. Paul Fahrbach will officiate. Internment will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Monroeville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity.
Condolences may be made at edwalkerfuneralhome.com.