In Loving Memory of Herbert “Herb” Stanley Schaefer.
Herbert, 86 of Brookings passed away March 13, 2021 from health issues.
Herb was born on February 4, 1935, in Bend, Oregon, to Goldie Rae Schaefer (Carter), age 29, and Arlington C Schaefer, age 34. Herb was one of 7 children, he had two brothers Millard Arlington Schaefer, and William Leslie Schaefer and 4 sisters Ida F. Smith, Arline Beaumont, Caroline Flory and Viola Washburn.
He grew up in Days Creek, OR. He studied hard and graduated at the top of his class.
After high school, Herb stuck around and helped out with his younger siblings before joining the United States Air Force in 1956.
On May 17, 1959 Herb met and married Marjorie Thurn, but later divorced.
While serving in the United States Air Force, Herb became an exceptional Mechanic and received honorable commendations several times for his exceptional performance. Herb was in the Air Force until about 1972.
In 1969, at the age of 34, Herb met and married Rosealee (Rosie) M Forges and later adopted his daughters, Michelle Lee and Lichelle Lee “the twins”. On October 2, 1970 Herb and Rosie had Karla Marie.
In 1973 Herb moved the family to Brookings, OR and resided there until his death.
It was in Brookings where he became a member of The Elks Lodge and stayed an active member for 44 years.
After his divorce with Rosie, he went to work for Snoozie Shavings in Crescent City, CA. Herb later met and married Emma Jacqueline “Jackie” Silacci on November 12, 1993, in Washoe, Nevada, when he was 58 years old.
Jackie was the love of his life for his golden years and he loved her 3 girls Diane, Leanne, and Cheryl as though they were his own. Herb was heartbroken when Jackie passed away on February 21, 2016, in Crescent City, California, at the age of 79. They had been married 22 years.
Herb was proceeded in death by his brothers Millard “Mel”, and William “Bill Schaefer, niece Brenda Schaefer, nephew William “Billy” Schaefer and grandson Evan Bixel, and Loving Wife Jackie Schaefer.
survived by his sisters Ida F. Smith, Arline Beaumont, Caroline Flory and Viola Washburn; His 3 Daughters Michelle Schaefer-Edlund of Roseburg OR; Lichelle Simmonds of Brookings OR; and Karla Edwards of Tucson AZ.; Step Children Bobby, Diane, Leanne, and Cheryl; His Best friend and Nephew Robert “Bob” Schaefer; 9 grand kids, and numerous great grandkids, nieces, nephews, cousins.
He loved Family and friends. He was a hero, Dad, Grandpa, Brother, Uncle, Best friend, and friend to many. May his legacy live on thru each & every life he touched.
Please come and celebrate Herbert “HERB” Stanley Schaefer’s Celebration of life at the Elks Lodge in Brookings on April 24, 2021 at 10:30 AM