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Obituary: Robert “Jet” Schaefer

Robert “Jet” Schaefer, age 72, of Brillion, passed away on Friday morning, May 31, 2024 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay.

Jet was born on December 14, 1951 in Green Bay, son of the late Eugene and Lyn Doris (Keller) Schaefer.  He was a graduate of Brillion High School, class of 1970.  Jet served our country in the United States Army.  On August 6, 1977 he married Denise Breit at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brillion.  Jet was employed his entire working career at the Brillion Iron Works, most of which was in the Pattern Shop.  He enjoyed woodworking, cabinet making, and was a wrestling coach for a number of years.  Jet was an avid outdoorsman where he would trap shoot, hunt pheasants with his dog, fish in walleye tournaments, and horseback ride.  One of his favorite trips was to the Eatons Ranch Wolf, Wyoming. He also enjoyed Summer family trips up to Minocqua and Woodruff.  Jet could be found at family events as the “fish fryer,” making sure everyone had enough to eat.  Above all, his grandchildren were his joy.  He would do anything for them, and often didn’t let on how much pain he was in because of his love for them and his family.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Denise; their son and daughter-in-law: Corey and Heather; grandchildren: Jackson & Aubrey; his siblings and in-laws: Gene (Susan) Schaefer, Sue (Al) Meyer, Ron (Pam) Schaefer, Karen (Doug) Shymanski, Dick (Bonnie) Schaefer, Dennis (Jackie) Schaefer, Randy (Janice) Schaefer, Barb (Bill) Yost, Debbie (Bob) Trudell, Mike (Cindy) Schaefer; and Karyl Schaefer; mother-in-law: Mickey Breit of Brillion; other-in-laws: Leann Maass, Guy (Kris Ann) Breit, Renee (Robert) Schulstad, Nadine (Scott) Schroeder, Sharon (Ken) Sheahan, Karen Fink, Heidi (John) School, Scott Breit, Rebecca (Doug) Krause, Melissa (Randy) Wendt, Rachel Jahnke, and Michael Cornette.

He was preceded in death by father: Eugene; his mother: Lyn Doris Schaefer-Lodes; one son, Casey; step-father: Alphonse Lodes; brother: Jimmy Schaefer; father-in-law: Ralph Breit; sister-in-law, Connie Cornette, and brother-in-law, Terry Breit.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2024 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Brillion.  Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be Rev. Tom Pomeroy.  Military Rites will be accorded by the Becker, Bloedorn, Jensen American Legion Post 126 of Brillion to which Jet was a member.  Burial will be in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery.  

The family will greet relatives and friends on Saturday morning at church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.  

Online condolences may be made

Pielhop Wieting Funeral Homes of Brillion & Reedsville are assisting the Schaefer Family.


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