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Stephen “Steve” Lawrence Schaeffer passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at the age of 70. He was the beloved husband of Carmen Schaeffer (Opitz); the loving father of Stephen M. Schaeffer (Rachel), and Gregory Schaeffer (Hayley Ott); dearest grandfather of Samantha “Sammie” Schaeffer; loving brother of Diane Sullivan (Brian); dear brother-in-law of Michael Opitz (Don White), and Sharron Opitz; and cherished uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend to many.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Marie Schaeffer; stepfather Charles Koehler; and brother-in-law Gary Opitz.

Steve and Carmen loved traveling together. Steve was a sport enthusiast, he loved playing sports, coaching his sons, and watching them play their various sport activities throughout the years. He also enjoyed playing poker with his buddies. As a doting grandfather, one of his favorite activities was spending time with his granddaughter Sammie, and watching her dance, sing and perform gymnastics.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, February 5, 2023 as an open house from 12:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. at the OSP Tap Haus located at 6346 Telegraph Road, St. Louis, MO 63129.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and or the American Diabetes Association.