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Craig W. Schafer

June 30, 1953 - October 27, 2022

Craig W. Schafer, age 69, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully, at Christiana Hospital on Thursday, October 27, 2022.

Born in Englewood, NJ on June 30, 1953, he was a son of the late Carl and Noreen (Heafield) Schafer. Craig made his career as a dedicated truck driver for various trucking companies.

Craig was a huge Philadelphia sports fan, especially the Eagles, Phillies, and the Flyers. He enjoyed the sights and experiences he spent traveling throughout the country. Craig loved going to the beach and attending car shows. He especially loved Corvettes and was an active member of the Corvette Club of Northern Delaware. Most of all, Craig cherished time spent with his family.

In addition to his parents, Craig was preceded in death by his brother, Gordon Schafer. He is survived by his beloved wife, Betty Lou (Teitsma) Schafer; daughter, Christina Schafer of Middletown; longtime friends, Bruce Campbell, Ron Jones, and Jay; loving partner of Gordon, Sue Hoffman; cousin, Reverend Susan Heafield (Brian Wren); and extended family and friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 12 pm until 1 pm on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 1 pm. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.

Any family or friends who are unable to attend the service for Craig may live stream the service by clicking here.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Craig’s memory to New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1125 Jamison Corner Road, Middletown, DE 19709, or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 2116-7023 or online by clicking here, or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741 or online by clicking here.

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  • Dear Betty Lou,
    My thoughts are with you Betty. Craig was such a sweet soul.
    Much love,
    Kathy
    Kay’s aunt

  • We will always remember Craig as part of our family. How he enjoyed our big family meals, the kind , thoughtful conversations with him. Remember the time his rig broke down not far from our area and we rescued him and gave him shelter for the night?

    BettyLou and Christina will remain in our thoughts, our prayers and our hearts

  • I always loved talking to Uncle Craig at family gatherings. He was just such a kind person. You could really tell that he cared about people. He will be very missed. We are praying for the entire family ❤️

  • Team Schafer, I am thankful for the blessing in taking care of Craig and serving your family. To become family during my monthly visits. What a warrior Craig was in his health battles as well as a gracious soul. He will be missed. God bless and keep you in the cleft of his rock during these heartbreaking times.

  • Greg fall asleep tonight with nothing but love and forgiveness in your heart. What’s meant for you will be for you today tomorrow and the day after. Trust your journey. Rest your soul God is with you and he will see you though. Amen

  • Betty Lou and Christina,
    What a lovely service for Craig. I am so grateful for being there in this small way of live stream. The words spoken by Rev. Dr. Carol were healing and strengthening. I could tell you have many people who loved Craig and the two of you. Prayers continue.
    Love, Susan and Brian

  • Dear Betty Lou and Christina,

    We are sad to hear of Craig’s passing. We were with you this morning from
    Seattle. May you find comfort in remembering better times shared.

    With Love,

    Cousin Katie and Dick