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Steven Werner Schaefer obituary


Steven W. Schaefer, Edgar, 66, died on Saturday October 8, 2022 at Waterford of Colby in the care of Heartland Hospice.

He was born on August 4, 1956 in Wausau, the son of the late Arnold “Shrimp” Schaefer and Virginia Gall. On July 5, 1996, he married Julie Baumann at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Wausau. She survives.

For over 30 years, Steven worked as an assistant accountant, scheduler and purchasing agent for Linetec in Wausau, until his retirement. He was a longtime active member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Edgar, and enjoyed working many fish fries, was a lay distributor, and served on the finance committee.

Among his favorite hobbies, he enjoyed playing men’s slo-pitch and was a member of the Senior Players Softball League in Edgar. Steven especially enjoyed spending time with his family at sporting events, vacations, and many family campsites.

Survivors include his wife, Julie, Edgar; his daughter Erica Schaefer, Green Bay; eleven siblings, Kathy (Randy) Kuck, Athens, Michael (Debra) Schaefer, Gilman, Julie (Frank) Sterzinger, Minocqua, Daniel (Jane) Schaefer, Athens, Mary Jo (Doug) Bruesewitz, Athens, Joe (Jill) Schaefer, Colby, Diane (Blain) Rodman, Wausau, Terri (Mark) Peissig, Dorchester, Jean (Tony) Ludwig, Medford, Jolyn (Chris) Krohn, Wisconsin Dells, and Jim (Nancy) Schaefer, Medford; 34 nieces and nephews; and 26 great-nieces and great-nephews.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a nephew, Kristopher Kuck; and his in-laws, Ubald and Doris Baumann.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Friday, October 14, 2022 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Edgar. Reverend Alan Wierzba will chair. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the church and again on Fridays from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. There will be a rosary service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening.

The family would like to give special thanks to the Waterford staff at Colby and Heartland Hospice for the excellent care and support provided to Steven.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Edgar is responsible for arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed at