Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 462-0535
 Kosanke Funeral Home
105 East Indiana Avenue
Kouts, IN  46347
(219) 766-2224
Wanatah Funeral Chapel
309 North Main Street
Wanatah, IN  46390
(219) 733-2313
Angelcrest Cemetery
and Mausoleum

Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 531-8690

Margaret O. Schafer, 99 of Portage, passed away peacefully at home on January 9, 2021. She was born March 24, 1921 in Gary, IN to Joseph and Helen (Sakac) Knezevich. Margaret graduated from Froebel High School in Gary in 1939, and made her career as a Seamstress for over 60 years, most recently with Knitting Mill, Inc. in Hobart, retiring in 2015. She was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Valparaiso, and enjoyed crafting and sewing for her family. Margaret was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who will be dearly missed.  On January 9, 1950 in Gary, she married Robert A. Schafer, Sr., who preceded her in death in 1986. She is survived by their children: Pamela McBride of Portage, Robert (Peggy) Schafer, Jr. of Portage, Jimmy Schafer of Valparaiso; grandchildren: Michael McBride, Jillian (Keith) Raap, Justin Schafer, BillyJoe Schafer, Scott Schafer; great grandson, Cole Raap; and many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Helen Knezevich; and brothers, Michael and Louie.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 505 Bullseye Lake Rd., Valparaiso, with a funeral service beginning at 11:00 am, Fr. Roger Bower officiating. Masks are required. Burial will follow at Calumet Park Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church or the American Alzheimer’s Association.

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