Patrick E. Schaefer, 58, of Geneseo, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at his home. A memorial visitation celebrating his life was from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory, in Geneseo. Cremation rites have been accorded by Vandemore Crematory. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials may be made to the Patrick E. Schaefer Memorial Fund.

Patrick E. Schaefer, 58, of Geneseo, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at his home. A memorial visitation celebrating his life was from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory, in Geneseo. Cremation rites have been accorded by Vandemore Crematory. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials may be made to the Patrick E. Schaefer Memorial Fund.

Pat was born July 22, 1958, in Camp Pendleton, Calif., the son of Robert and Betty Lou (Andrews) Schaefer. He graduated from Geneseo High School in 1976. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Pat was united in marriage to Jamie Spear on Dec. 17, 1995, in Geneseo. He was currently employed by the City of Geneseo as the sexton of the City of Geneseo cemetery department. Pat enjoyed golfing and raising and breeding Old English Sheep dogs. They were his love.

He is survived by his wife, Jamie; his father, Robert (Mary Ellen) Schaefer, of Atkinson; brothers, Scott (Brenda) Schaefer, of Davenport, Iowa; and Curt Schaefer, of Coal Valley; sister, Deb (Mike) Taylor, of Geneseo; and several nieces, nephews and great nieces. He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty; and his grandparents, Carroll and Annie Schaefer and Jim and Berniece Andrews.