Jan L. Schaefer, 68


Jan Lee Schaefer, 68, of Staunton, died Friday, May 3, 2019, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Visitation will be held Thursday, May 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton. 

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 10, at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Staunton with the Rev. Kelly Mitteis officiating. Burial will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery in Staunton.

Mr. Schaefer was born Jan. 8, 1951, in Litchfield, a son of the late. Elton O. "Peck" and Marcella M. (Wall) Schaefer. He married Pam Behrens on Oct. 16, 1971, and they later divorced.

He was a correctional officer at Graham Correctional Center in Hillsboro for 22 years. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Staunton–Board of Evangelism at Zion and Bocci Club of Concordia Hall of Staunton. 

A big Cardinals fan, he was an author of two short stories. He also enjoyed gardening and landscaping, and had a great love of humor and sarcasm. He was a doting father, grandfather and a humble philanthropist.

He is survived by two daughters, Janeen (Michael) Griewing of Edwardsville and Danelle (Buddy) Bartels of Mahomet; five grandchildren, Brayden and Eastyn Griewing, Kameron, Marinne and Estella Bartels; former spouse and good friend, Pam Schaefer of Hillsboro; sister-in-law, Sharon Schaefer of Staunton; and two nephews, Jeff and Kevin Schaefer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Krista Schaefer; one grandson, Isaiah Griewing; and one brother, Ronnie Schaefer.

Memorials may be made to the family for Neurological Research in his memory, Zion Lutheran Church of Staunton or to Adopt-A-Pet of Benld.

Online condolences may be left at www.williamsonfh.com.