Schane Eldon Schafer

1973 - 2020

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Schane E. Schafer, age 47, passed away at his residence in Florida on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. He was born on May 19, 1973, in Findlay, Ohio to Steven and Dianne S. (Dukes) Schafer. He left behind many family members and friends who will miss his "Happy" personality. Many knew him by the name "Happy". He loved motorcycles and feeling the wind in his face. He was a 1991 graduate of Cory Rawson High School. Schane was a big supporter of Toys for Tots, MDA, Make-a-Wish and reaching out to friends in need. He organized many fundraisers over the years. Schane had a talent for advertising. He worked at TV 47, WKXA and The Granary. His love for motorcycles led him to start Happy Trailz Bike Shop. He had been the President of ABATE of Ohio, Region 14. Schane was preceded in death by his father, Steve. He was previously married on June 22, 1996 to Michelle (Blair) Schafer from Carey, Ohio. He is also survived by his mother: Dianne of Mt. Cory; son: William "Willie" Schafer of Carey; brother: Andrew (Amy) Schafer of Columbus Grove and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from Noon until 3:00pm on Sunday, November 15, 2020, at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, 205 West Sandusky Street, Findlay, Ohio. Private funeral services will be held later for the family. Memorials may be given to either Toys for Tots or to the Carey Football Program in his memory. Online condolences are welcomed at www.coldrencrates.com.


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Sunday, November 15th 2020 12:00 to 3:00 PM

  • Final Resting Place:

    [Map]

  • Contributions:

    Toys for Tots
    18251 Quantico Gateway Drive
    Triangle, Virginia 22172

    Carey High School Football Program-Schafer
    2016 Blue Devil Drive
    Carey, Ohio 43316

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To : Schafer Family
Date :Wednesday, November 11th 2020
From : Becky Shulaw-Havron
Very greatful for the laughter comfort and smiles Shane shared.




To : Schane and family
Date :Thursday, November 12th 2020
From : Julie Ken Sheridan
Im so sorry for your loss prayers for y'all he was always one of my favorites on the mail route fly high Schane you will be missed



To : Diane Andy Willie and families
Date :Thursday, November 12th 2020
From : Deb Core
Oh my, I am so sorry to read of Shane's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you mourn Shane's premature departure from our worlds. I will always remember him for the sweet and mischievous young man that he was inside and out. God's blessing on you all... prayers and hugs..



To : Diane
Date :Thursday, November 12th 2020
From : Becky Stine Dickerhoof
I am sorry for your loss.keeping you and your family in my prayers.



To : Dianne Schafer
Date :Thursday, November 12th 2020
From : Lynda Gallant
Dianne, Our hearts go out to you with this loss of Schane. Lynda Gallant



To : Dianne and Andy
Date :Thursday, November 12th 2020
From : Mike Scoles
Because of our last names being alphabetically close, I shared a locker next to Schane's from the time we first got lockers in middle school all the way through senior year.  I have a lot of good memories of him as a classmate.  His sense of humor was always fun.  I was saddened to hear of this loss.  My thoughts and prayers are with Dianne and Andy and the rest of Schane's family.



To : Dianne
Date :Thursday, November 12th 2020
From : Charlie and Carol Breitigam
So very sorry for your loss.



To : Diane
Date :Thursday, November 12th 2020
From : Jeanette Hartman Brush
So sorry to hear of the loss of your son. "When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” ― Kahlil Gibran





To : Happy
Date :Thursday, November 12th 2020
From : Tom Cline
I will miss you my friend. I wish I could tell you how much joy you brought to my life. You were always there. Always. Ride on brother and I’ll see you again some day. My condolences to your mother, brother and Willie. Love and Respect



To : Dianne Andy Willie and family
Date :Thursday, November 12th 2020
From : Mike Boisvert
I am really at a loss for words. Schane was there for me in some really rough times and some really great times. He was one of the most charming, caring and free spirited people I have ever known. His friendship meant so much to me and I am so, so sorry for your loss. You will always be in my thoughts, prayers and heart.



To : Dianne Andy Willie and family
Date :Thursday, November 12th 2020
From : Mike Boisvert
I am really at a loss for words. Schane was there for me in some really rough times and some really great times. He was one of the most charming, caring and free spirited people I have ever known. His friendship meant so much to me and I am so, so sorry for your loss. You will always be in my thoughts, prayers and heart.



To : Dianne Andy Willie and family
Date :Thursday, November 12th 2020
From : Mike Boisvert
I am really at a loss for words. Schane was there for me in some really rough times and some really great times. He was one of the most charming, caring and free spirited people I have ever known. His friendship meant so much to me and I am so, so sorry for your loss. You will always be in my thoughts, prayers and heart.



To : Dianne Andy Willie and family
Date :Thursday, November 12th 2020
From : Mike Boisvert
I am really at a loss for words. Schane was there for me in some really rough times and some really great times. He was one of the most charming, caring and free spirited people I have ever known. His friendship meant so much to me and I am so, so sorry for your loss. You will always be in my thoughts, prayers and heart.



To : Dianne
Date :Thursday, November 12th 2020
From : Jo Ann Wilson
Dianne

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I remember Shane years ago as a young, capable, energetics young man. It sounds as though he managed to touch a lot of people in his young life.

You are an amazing woman and I know your strong faith and your dear friends will help you through your loss.

Please know you are on my heart and in my prayers.
I am sending love and lots of hugs.

Jo Wilson.
Bob too!




To : Dianne and Family
Date :Thursday, November 12th 2020
From : Denny Vickie and family
Our hearts and prayers go out to y’all. I wish I could take your pain away but I can only tell you that we are so sorry and that we loved Schane. We have known Schane since he was born and we will miss him. He always had a kind words to us when we talked to him. May God wrap his loving arms around Schane and give him peace and love. Our prayers are with y’all. Love, Denny & Vickie and family



To : Dianne
Date :Thursday, November 12th 2020
From : Jo Ann Wilson
Dianne

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I remember Shane years ago as a young, capable, energetics young man. It sounds as though he managed to touch a lot of people in his young life.

You are an amazing woman and I know your strong faith and your dear friends will help you through your loss.

Please know you are on my heart and in my prayers.
I am sending love and lots of hugs.

Jo Wilson.
Bob too!




To : Diane
Date :Saturday, November 14th 2020
From : Bob Sherri Anast
We were deeply saddened to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers Diane. God bless you and your family.



To : Diane Andy Willie and family
Date :Sunday, November 15th 2020
From : McVetta Family
It is with heavy heart we share our condolences. I have very fond memories of my friendship with Schane and growing up together. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Kevin & Jana



To : Schafer family
Date :Sunday, November 15th 2020
From : Bosworth family
Shane will be forever thought of and missed dearly. Prayers to his family .

Matt, Ellen and Hayley Bosworth



To : Schafer Family
Date :Friday, November 27th 2020
From : Shannon Stewart
My sincere condolences to your family. So many good memories. God bless



To : Dianne Schafer
Date :Saturday, November 28th 2020
From : Ann Reichenbach
Dianne
I am overwhelmed to hear this news. Just talked to Danny. As a mother who also lost a son, I grieve for you.
My deepest sympathy.
Ann (Schafer) Reichenbach




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