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Richard “Dick” Schaeffer

Richard “Dick” Schaeffer, 91, of Washington, passed away at 9:40 a.m. Saturday January 28 at Washington Senior Living. He was born October 5, 1931 in Snicarte to Floyd and Arlene (Blessman) Schaeffer. He married Nancy G. Lynn in Oakford on July 3, 1955. She survives. Also surviving are six siblings, Danny (Marcella) Schaeffer, Joyce Foster, Don (Sue) Schaeffer, Janice (Dick) Vanderveen, Charles (Kathy) Schaeffer and Linda (Ron) Witt. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Barbara Hess Burgett and Reta Wallace Smith as well as brother in law David Foster. As an Army veteran, Dick served his country from 1952-1954. He was stationed in Austria as an MP. He worked at Caterpillar Inc. retiring in 1982, after 32 years of service. He was an avid woodcarver and also enjoyed fishing. He will be dearly missed. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services. Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorial donations ma be made to Gospelfest Ministries. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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