William J Schafer

October 19th, 1927 to May 25th, 2017

William J. Schafer, 89, of Port Huron Township, died Thursday, May 25, 2017.

He was born October 19, 1927 in Wheeling, West Virginia to the late Joseph and Gertrude Schafer. He married Pearl Leetta Montgomery Slider on June 30, 1967 in Pontiac, Michigan. She died October 20, 2016 after 49 years of marriage.

William served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was employed as a postal carrier for the U.S. Postal Service until his retirement. He was a member of the American Legion Charles Hammond Post 8.

He is survived by two daughters, Lorrie (Matt) Tanton and Hazel (Jerry) Reinhardt; six grandchildren, Connie (Andy) Orosz, Letty (Bill) Seabright, Jerry Reinhardt, Lori (Greg) Preston, Michelle (John) Raymond and Mary (James) Hill; great grandchildren, Kristin Seabright, Amber Bruce, Devin Parsons, Matthew Orosz, David Orosz, John Orosz, Haleigh Preston, Coen Preston, Katelynn Preston, Lincoln Preston, John Raymond, Caroline Raymond, Brittley Hill, Brielle Hill and JT Hill; great great grandchildren, Cadence, Quentin and Mirabella; his brother, Joseph (Sarah Jean) Schafer; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved granddog, Flash.

He was preceded in death by a son, Elwood Slider; a daughter, Loretta Ullum; and a sister, Mary Margaret Schafer.

Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Saturday, May 27, 2017 in Pollock- Randall Funeral Home.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 29, 2017 in Altmeyer Funeral Home, Wheeling Chapel, Wheeling, West Virginia.

The Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Wheeling.

Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Water Area Humane Society. To send condolences, please visit www.pollockrandall.com

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