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(June 7, 1918 – February 19, 2013)

Sarah E. Schaefer, 94, of Midland, died at Colonial Villa on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Sarah was born on June 7, 1918 in Midland to the late William and Armena (Adams) Craig. On July 30, 1938 Sarah married her sweetheart John C. Schaefer in Angola, IN. Sarah loved gardening and canning food. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Nazareth Circle. Sarah is survived by her daughter, Judy Schaefer; son, Jerry Schaefer; daughter-in-law Janet Schaefer; grandchildren, Jeralyn (Troy) Gould of Midland, Jaci (Brad) Laseski of Auburn, Jay (Jenny) Schaefer of Midland, Jodi (Chris) Falk of Sanford, Jolene Schaefer of Philadelphia, PA, Jeremy Schaefer of Hope; 5 great grandchildren; sisters Enid Siebert of Midland, Bonnie Sapyak of Bay City, Pat Connelly of Midland, Donna Maxwell of Sanford; brother, Jim (Darlene) Craig of Midland; sister-in-law Evelyn Craig of Midland and brother-in-law John Steger of Denver, CO; daughter-in-law Janet Schaefer. Sarah was predeceased by her loving husband John; son, John C. “Jack” Schaefer; sisters, Mildred Steger, Rachel Otis and brothers Kenneth and William. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, February21, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Gerald Ferguson officiating. The family will receive friends at Smith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly, on Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 4 until 7 pm. and on Thursday at the church from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Trinity Lutheran Church or Colonial Villa.Online condolences can be left at www.smithminer.com