Karl E. Schafer, 56, of West Liberty, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014.
He was born in Lima on June 26, 1957, a son of the late Fred and Dorothy Dahlke Schafer. He also was preceded in death by his sister, Cindy Stoneburner.
Survivors include his wife, the former Lora Begley; sons, Ryan, Adam and Jared Schafer; brother, Fred Schafer Jr.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was employed by Navistar in Springfield and was a member of UAW Local 402. He attended Quest Community Church in West Liberty.
Karl loved spending time with his family and friends, and was an avid Reds baseball enthusiast.
Visitation is from noon to a memorial service at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Jennings Farley Funeral Home, West Liberty.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to The Top of Ohio Pet Shelter, 2521 N. U.S. Route 68, Bellefontaine OH 43311; and to L.O.S.S. P.O., Box 765, West Liberty 43357.
Express condolences at www.jenningsfarley.com.