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Leo J. Schafer

Leo J. Schafer

July 8, 1960-Jan. 16, 2022


Leo J. Schafer, 61, of Poland, Indiana, and formerly of Crawfordsville, passed away Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, at Putnam County Hospital.

Leo was born July 8, 1960, at Indianapolis, to James and Rita Talboo Schafer. He was a graduate of Lawrence Central High School and attended IUPUI.

Leo worked in medical coding sales, and found much success over a long career, traveling all over the world while providing for his family.

While he found tremendous success in sales, his true passion was in music. An avid musician of many instruments and talents, a true performer in every sense of the word. His voice and guitar will, without a doubt, reverberate in the memories of those who knew him, forever.

He married the absolute love of his life, Lori Hoeferle, on Sept. 3, 1988. She survives. Also surviving is his only son and pride and joy, Paul James “PJ” Schafer; and brothers, Brian (Susan) Schafer, Joe (Betty) Schafer and Alan (Julie) Schafer.


He is preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Kevin Schafer and Neil Schafer.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at Hunt & Son Funeral Home, with Pastor Nathan Miller officiating. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. The family is requesting only family and close friends attend and masks to be worn for safety.

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