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Elroy John Schaefer

January 15, 1931 — January 21, 2024

Elroy John Schaefer, age 93, of Conklin, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2024. He was born in Conklin, MI to the late George and Norma (Reister) Schaefer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Philip (Patricia) Schaefer; in-laws, Bernard (Bernice) McNitt, sister-in-law, Carolyn (Donald) Burgtorf and brother-in-law, Gerald Porter. Elroy enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, and was proud of his garden. He retired from the Ottawa County Road Commission. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 62 years, Marjorie Schaefer; children, Earl (Luella) Schaefer, Sharon (Bruce) Yonker, Keith (Mary) Schaefer; grandchildren, Zane (Nicole) Schaefer, Emma (Richard) Drost, Kristin (Tim) Bunker, Brandon (Kelsey) Yonker, Jonathon (Kayla) Schaefer, Trevor (Michaylla) Schaefer; 14 great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Gale (Marilyn) McNitt, sisters-in-law, Paulette Porter, Darlene Rayba; nephew, Phillip Schaefer and niece, Faith (Mike) Basil. Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 27, 2024 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1379 Harding St, Conklin, MI 49403, with Rev. Mark Oswald officiating.  Burial will take place in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Saturday, January 27, 2024 from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at Trinity Lutheran Church. For a lasting memory of Elroy, memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 1379 Harding St, Conklin, MI 49403. Condolences for the family may be left on Elroy’s guestbook at www.throopfh.com. 

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Saturday, January 27, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Trinity Lutheran Church-Conklin

1379 Harding St, Conklin, MI 49403

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Saturday, January 27, 2024

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Trinity Lutheran Church-Conklin

1379 Harding St, Conklin, MI 49403

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