Alvin Norman Schafer

1935 - 2018


Alvin Norman Schafer, 83 yrs, of Temperance, MI, died Thursday September 20, 2018, in Ebeid Hospice Residence, Sylvania, OH. Friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, MI, Tuesday September 25, 2018, from 2-8PM. There will be a service on Wednesday September 26, 2018, at the Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, MI, at 11 AM. Pastor Corey Simon of Ida United Methodist Church, Ida, MI, will officiate. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Ida, MI.


Born June 16, 1935, in LaSalle, MI. Alvin was the son of Norman and Frances (Verdon) Schafer. He was a 1953 Ida High School Graduate. He served with the US Army. He worked for Admasters Creations as Vice President for 44 years, retiring in 2002. He was the oldest member of Ida United Methodist Church, Ida, MI, a member of the Lions Club and served offices in Ida Civic Club. He was a former member of the Boy Scouts and Placers Car Club out of Monroe, MI. He loved everything about classic cars and owned 2 1965 Ford Mustangs and a 1963 Buick Electra 225.


Survivors include: sons, David (Jill), Mark (Sarah Boden); daughter, Lisa (Bradley) McMichael; step-daughter, Kris (Jeff) Morris; grandchildren, Bradley, Brian, Caitlinn, Josilyn, Jordan, Cruz, Alena, Riley; step-grandkids, Zack and parker Morris and a great-grandson, Benjamin Bradley. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Paul Schafer, a sister Thelma Centa and an infant sister.


Memorial contributions for Mr. Schafer can be made to: Ida United Methodist Church, Ida, MI, or ProMedica Hospice.