Charles Henry Schaffer
Charles Henry SCHAFER, 18, Sa ult Saint Marie, Ontario, Canada, formerly of near Argos, died in a head-on
automobile-truck collision at 11 p.m. Wednesday. One other passenger in the car was killed and another
is in serious condition in a hospital.
Mr. Schafer was born Oct. 17, 1948 at Plymouth to Charles and Sarah BUSWELL SCHAFER, who reside at
R.R. 4, Plymouth. He had been employed in Canada for the past year.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Earl [SCHAFER], a student at Rosenberg college,
Switzerland, and Robert [SCHAFER], at home; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl SCHAFER,
Culver , and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lilie BUSWELL,
Funeral arrangements are pending at Grossman funeral home, Argos. - Friday, October 6, 1967 Rochester
Funeral services for Charles Henry SCHAFER, 18, Sa ult Saint Marie, Ontario, Canada, formerly of near Argos,
who was killed in an automobile-truck collision in Canada Wednesday night, will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at
the Grossman funeral home, Argos.
The Rev. Harold W. HOBMAN [Hohman] and the Rev. Ernest TREBER will officiate. Burial will be at the Masonic
cemetery, Culver .
In addition to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles SCHAFER, R.R. 4, Plymouth, he is survived by two brothers,
Earl [SCHAFER], a student at Rosenburg college, Switzerland, and Robert [SCHAFER], at home; his paternal
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl SCHAFER, Culver , and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lillie BUSWELL, Culver .
Friends may call at the funeral home. - Saturday, October 7, 1967 Rochester Sentinel
Sarah B. “Sally” Schafer, of Castle Drive, Plymouth, died, following an illness, at her residence where she
had lived for the past 14 years, at 2:05 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2009. Sally was 79 years-old..
Born in Culver , IN., on August 13, 1930, she was the daughter of Samuel and Lilly (Seese) Buswell and
attended Culver schools..
In January of 1948, Sally and Charles H. Schafer were married in Jeffersonville, IN. They enjoyed traveling
together and winters in the Florida Keys. For several years they owned and operated the Down to Earth woodstove
store in Plymouth and were the proprietors of the Long Pointe Bed & Breakfast on Lake Maxinkuckee..
Sally was a homemaker. She loved to cook and try new recipes. She enjoyed word searches, reading
romance novels and growing flowers. She appreciated nature and everything in it, partic ularly birds and
encouraged the humane treatment of all animals..
One of the highlights of her life was a trip to Europe in June of 2000, given as a graduation gift to her family..
She appreciated music and had played the flute..
A member of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, she was also an avid Humane Society supporter..
Sally is survived by Charles, her spouse of almost 62 years and by their son; Robert and spouse Valerie Schafer
of Plymouth, four grandchildren; Lee R. Schafer, Sarah A. Schafer, Eleesha J. Schafer all of Plymouth and Samuel
C. and spouse Echo M. Schafer of Bourbon. Five great grandchildren also survive..
A sister, Mary Lou Loftus, VA., and a brother, John (Anne) Buswell, Indianapolis, IN., survive as well..
Sally was preceded in death by two sons; Charles H. Schafer and Earl “Bud” W. Schafer and a brother; Jack Buswell..
Friends are invited to share their memories and visit with Sally’s family from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2009,
at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. .
Funeral services for Sally will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2009, in the funeral home with the Rev.
Chuck Krieg officiating..
Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.
Memorial gifts in Sally’s memory may be made to Best Friends Animal Society - Dog Town, 5001 Angel Canyon Road,
Kanab, Utah 84741.
Letters of condolence may be sent to the family via: www.johnson-danielson.com .
Samuel Herbert Buswell and Lillie Mae Seese were married in September, 1923 in Culver . On that same day in September
there was another marriage. Both couples had the same friends. In those days the firends played tricks on newlyweds.
They kidnapped Lillie Mae and the from from the other wedding and locked them in jail together for two or three hours.
They finally let them out to join their respective parties before the receptions ended. From that marriage came Jack
Edward, Mary Louise, John Allen
and Sarah Frances Buswell.
Samuel died in 1942. Lillie Mae is now 84 years old and lives in Flordia
Charles parents, Earl W. Schaffer and Annette Mae Fisher, met in Logansport and were married in September 1912. They
had one son Charles Henry born in 1924. Earl and Annette died several years ago.
Charles and Sarah Buswell were married on January 10, 1948. They were supposed to be going to a basketball tourney
and instead they eloped. They were married in a marriage chapel by a justice of the peace in Jeffersonville. Sarah was
17 years old and still in high school. Charles was 23 years old and already out of the service. Sarah "Sally" lived at home
while she finished school in Culver . Charles lived with his parents during that time. They kept the marriage a secret until
their son, Charles Jr., gave it away.
Charles Jr. was born October 17, 1948. Then Charles and Sally built a home south of Plymouth. Their second son, Earl, was
born December 20, 1949. Their thrid son, Robert E. Lee Shafer [Schafer], arrived on May 19, 1956.
Charles Jr. died in an automobile accident on October 4, 1967.
Earl spent several years in Switzerland where he finished high school at St. Gallen. He then went on to Leysin, Switzerland,
and was graduated from the American College of Switzerland.
Earl "Bud" married Joyce Berkeypile of Plymouth in June 1979. They have two children, Sarah Annette and Samuel Charles.
Robert followed his fathers footsteps and is a certified welder, machinist and steel fabricator. He married Valarie Laffoon (also
from Plymouth) in October 1980. They have two children, Eleesha Jean and Lee Robert - Sally Schafer.
History of Marshall County Indiana Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986 -, Taylor Publishing Co., 1986, Publication # 357 of 1422,
Marshall County Historical Society pg. 373
Charles 'Charlie' Schafer
Oct. 14, 1924 - Jan. 23, 2015
PLYMOUTH - Charles H. Schafer, formerly of Plymouth, age 90, passed away at 12:30 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at
the Signature Healthcare, in Bremen.
Charles was born on Oct. 14, 1924, in Oak Park, Ill., to Earl W. and Annette M. (Fisher) Schafer. Charles married the former
Sarah "Sally" Buswell in January of
1948, in Jeffersonville.
He was a self-employed boilermaker, making and fixing boilers, by trade.
He belonged to the Heston Train Museum in LaPorte. Charlie was a huge Civil War Buff, enjoying many Civil War re-enactments
in places like Friendship, Indiana.
Charles was the co-owner, with Bob Listenberger, of a hot air balloon, they named "October".
Charlie proudly served his country in the United States Army, during World War II.
Charles is survived by his son, Robert and Valerie Schafer of Plymouth; his grandchildren, Eleesha J. Schafer, Lee R. (Jenna)
Schafer, Sarah A. Schafer, and Sam
C. (Echo) Schafer; and nine great-grandchildren.
Charles was preceded in passing by his parents, Earl W and Annette M. (Fisher) Schafer; his wife, Sarah B. "Sally" Schafer; and
their two sons, Charles H. "Chuck" Schafer and Earl W. "Bud" Schafer.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 28, 2015, NOON-2 P.M.
VAN GILDER FUNERAL HOME
300 W. MADISON ST.
PLYMOUTH, IN 46563
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 28, 2015, 2 P.M.
VAN GILDER FUNERAL HOME
CHAPLAIN ALEX, OFFICIATING
CULVER MASONIC CEMETERY, CULVER
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Published in The Pilot News on Jan. 27, 2015