Rickey I. Schafer

Resided in Nahma, MI
Died September 28, 2020

Rickey I. Schafer, age 72, of Nahma, passed away on Monday, September 28, 2020 at his home.

Rickey was born May 7, 1948 in Escanaba, the son of Ivan and Lola (Oathoudt) Schafer. He graduated from Nahma High School in 1966. Rickey was enlisted in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged. He served in the Vietnam War. Later, Rickey worked as a process for Hatco Inc. until he retired. He will be deeply missed by many.

Rickey is survived by his sister, Janice (Bernard) Newhouse, nephews James (Sandy) Newhouse and Mark (Deb) Newhouse, niece Lorrie Newhouse, and special friend Gretchen (Josh) Grzyb-Tallman.

Rickey is preceded in death by his parents, and his niece Lynn Newhouse.

Private services for Rickey will be held at the convenience of his family. Rickey will be laid to rest in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Schafer family.

12 Tributes for “Rickey I. Schafer

    So sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. I hadn’t seen Rick in a few years. He and I were best friends throughout our school years. Fishing, riding our bikes, then cruising the towns and then back woods cruising. Can remember on many occasions going to his house and getting fresh baked buns with peanut butter from his mom. The years fly too fast and never gives us enough time to enjoy life. God will now take care of him. Rest In Peace my old buddy and I will always remember our good times.

    Rick, I enjoyed our talks regarding death of loved ones and how different person cope but never forget. Rest assured you will not be forgotten and will miss your seeing you on your morning drive.

    Rick will be missed by his many friends. Thoughts and prayers for your family. I will miss seeing Rick on my daily walks.

    Dear Janice, Bernard and family, our sincere condolences on the loss of Ricky. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With love from cousin Barry Gereau and Family.

    So sorry to hear of Ricky’s passing. We were great friends in our early grades at Nahma.
    I think we bonded over a mutual love of Teddy
    Bears , building forts, as we enjoyed a carefree childhood in a magical small town.
    Thankyou for your service Ricky, “welcome home” Veteran.

    Ricky was/is like a family member to me I grew up along with him — he will be missed by me—— forever…. Rest In Peace my good friend.

    Rick, I will surely miss you, We had lots of great times at the Nahma Inn, and at the Nahma Club House. I will put a straw on your grave, You know what it’s for. I will miss seeing you drive by everyday. RIP my friend

    Rick was a quiet but friendly man. Had many good conversations with him in Nahma. He will surely be missed. RIP Rick

    Rick, you will always have a place in the hearts of our community. You can walk Tommy again! What a friend and companion He is.
    You and my brother, Pete, were best friends as young men. He speaks of you fondly and often. So long friend.

    Janice, Bernard and family. Nahma has lost another angel. Thank you for sharing a family treasure.

    May God Bless you,

    Butch and Patt Schwartz and family.

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