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Theodore "Ted" Schafer

Frankfort, Illinois

Theodore E. “Ted” Schafer, M.D. Age 89. Frankfort resident formerly of Olympia Fields and Chicago’s Southside/Little Flower Parish. Attended St Ignatius High School in Cleveland, OH graduating from Gilmour Academy in Gates Mills, OH. Graduate of University of Notre Dame Class of 1954 and Received his Doctorate from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in 1958. United States Navy Veteran and longtime Reservist. Founding Partner of the former Suburban Heights Medical Center in Chicago Heights. Husband for 57 years of the late Catherine T. “Kay” Schafer. Father of John (Allison) Schafer, Michael Schafer, Mary Beth (Randall) Richardson and Therese (Christopher Lewers) Schafer. Grandfather of Jennifer, Eric (Erica), Ryan, Matthew, Zachary, Jason, Caitlin, Kelly, Riley, Justin (fiancé Jessica) and Dylan. Great grandfather of Cayden. Son of the late Bernice nee McAllister and Carl Schafer. Brother in-law of Ann (Jack) Moody. Uncle of Julie, Mary Pat, Kelly, Jacqueline and Kathleen. Friend of many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th St (US Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Thursday June 24, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Friday 10:15 am from funeral home to Infant Jesus of Prague Church, 1131 Douglas, Flossmoor. Mass 11:00 AM. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ted’s name to Catholic Charities LOSS Program, 721 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654 or would be appreciated by the Schafer family. Info 708-481-9230 and

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