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.