Dennis A. Schafer

Dennis A. Schafer

September 8, 2019

Preceded in death by parents, Dr. Lewis A. and Twila Schafer; brother, Rodney Schafer; in-laws, Charles S. and Catherine Monico. Survived by wife, Kathy (Monico) Schafer; sister-in-law Mary Jane Herron (Gary); brothers-in-law, Chuck Monico (Kathy) and Jerry Monico (Kathy); nephews: Chuck Monico (Marlo), Tony Monico, and Greg Monico (Rachael); nieces, Lisa Kalamaja (Joe), Catherine Johnson (Brian), Andrea Monico, Michelle Maher (Dave), and Christine Nelson (Greg); grandnieces and grandnephews: Michael, Charles, Christian, Marissa, Carmella, Brayden, Bradley, Sara, Erin, James, Noah, Isabelle, Samuel, Elijah, Miles, and Natalie.

VISITATION begins on Friday, September 13th at 4pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 6:30pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:  Saturday, September 14th at 10am at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 7600 S. 42nd St. Interment: St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Gross Catholic High School or St. Bernadette Catholic Church.



  • Mark Morello Posted September 9, 2019 6:40 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss, Kathy! Sending prayers to you and your family! He’s was such a courageous man!

  • Susan Costanzo Posted September 10, 2019 8:22 am

    Kathy, my prayers are with you. Dennis was a good and brave man, who meant a lot to the family. God be with you all.

  • Carol Prokop and Marianne Morgan Posted September 10, 2019 3:19 pm

    Our deepest condolences. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  • Catherine Johnson Posted September 11, 2019 3:20 pm

    We are sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed

  • Kathy Gnirk Posted September 12, 2019 12:04 pm

    Kathy, I’m so sorry for your loss. Dennis showed his strength and character in his emails, and I was blessed to have been given that glimpse into your and his journey. I pray you feel God’s strength and comfort in the days ahead.

  • Sue Erickson Posted September 13, 2019 8:26 pm

    Kathy, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved husband Dennis. I was so shocked. I can’t image how you must be feeling. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you as you continue on without him. You both had been married and together a long time. I’m sending a big hug to you. Deepest sympathy

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