Schaefer, Fred H.Fred H. (Ol' Bear) Schaefer, age 75, of 3404 Memorial Drive, Apt. E4, Two Rivers, died on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at Aurora Medical Center of Manitowoc County.Fred was born on April 2, 1938 in Milwaukee, son of the late Fred and Evelyn (Spoden) Schaefer. He was a graduate of Pius High School in Milwaukee. Fred served in the
U.S. Marine Corps
and was honorably discharged with the rank of Lance Corporal. On November 15, 1990 he married the former Terri Stein in Madison. He was raised on the family farm in Cambridge, WI by his parents and Grandma Spoden. Fred was employed as a Building Engineer at various locations in the Madison area. He loved gardening and feeding the animals in the yard. Fred was a member of St. Francis of Assisi, Manitowoc, but his true religion was always with his Native American brothers and sisters of the Ojibwa-Chipewa Tribe.Survivors include his wife: Terri Schaefer, Two Rivers; one daughter and son-in-law: Penny and Michael Rogers, HI; two grandchildren; one brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law: Scott and Beth Stein, Lori Stein, all of Green Bay. Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. He was also preceded in death by two sisters: Darlene Kissane and Carol Colby; one brother-in-law: Bob Stein; and his Grandma Spoden.Cremation has taken place at All-Care Cremation Center, Manitowoc, and a Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 13, 2013 at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand. Officiating at the Memorial Service will be the Rev. Daniel Schuster with burial of Fred's cremated remains to take place at a later date.Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting
.The Pfeffer Funeral Home and All-Care Cremation Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.