Mary F. Schaeffer

Mary F. Schaeffer

Mary F. Schaeffer of White Pigeon, Michigan, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2011 in Sturgis.

Mary was born November 6, 1932 in South Bend, IN to Leonard and Blanche (Geyer) Meert. She was a 1950 graduate of White Pigeon High School and had lived there for many years, until moving to Kalamazoo. After raising her family she attended Parsons Business School. She was employed with Lakeside Refinery in Kalamazoo, A-1 Disposal in Plainwell and Schaeffer Financial in Rockville, Maryland.

Surviving are 3 children, Richard Wayne (Karen) Schaeffer of Rockville, MD, Michael Lee (Cindy) Schaeffer of White Pigeon and Theresa Lynn Schaeffer of Newberry; 5 granddaughters; 3 step-grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Eugene (Kathy) Meert, of Plainwell, Shirley (Don) Griffin, of Hastings, Nancy Moulder, of Otsego, Larry (Kathy) Meert, of Plainwell, Judy (Jon) Nieuwenhuis of Plainwell and Sally (Lynn) Lukins of Portage; a sister-in-law, Marilyn Meert of Plainwell; and a brother-in-law, Lamar Bloss of Grand Rapids; several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; 2 brothers, Jack Meert and Billy Meert; a sister, Betty Bloss; and a brother-in-law, Larry Moulder.

Friends may meet with the family from 5 to 8 P.M. Wednesday (today) and from 1-2 P.M. Thursday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday June 23, 2011, Rev. Dan Minor officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Plainwell.

Contributions in memory of Mary may be made to Parchment United Methodist Church.

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  1. Mary (Nichols) Matianski says:

    With my deepest sympathy to all of you. Mary was a great lady.
    My prayers and thoughts are with you.

    Mary (Nichols) Matianski

  2. White Pigeon Alumni Association says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Mary’s family.

  3. Felicia Finch says:

    To my friend Theresa and her family,

    Your Mother was a dear person very special to me and others who knew her. My love to you and thoughts of your great Mom-


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