John (Jack) B. Schaefer, age 80 of Johnsburg, Illinois, passed away on October 23, 2021, at his home. He was born on October 28, 1940, in McHenry, Illinois to Roland and Bernice (Peterson) Schaefer.
John loved the Chicago sports teams, the Cubs, and the Bears. In his younger days, he played baseball, basketball, and football. He also loved to go bowling. The holidays and cookouts were his favorite reason to enjoy family time.
John is survived by his children: Ron Schaefer, Beth Schaefer, Tracy (John) Flathau, Rebecca (David) Thoren, his siblings: Sherry (Kenneth) Hauck, Michael Schaefer, grandchildren: Angela, Courtney, Trever, Spencer, Nicholas, Jazmynn, Matthew, McKenzi and Kylie, great grandchildren: Nicholas Jr, Jace, Scarlett, Peyton, Addilyn and Lily.
He was preceded in death by his children, Randy and Jackie Schaefer and his parents, Roland and Bernice (Peterson) Schaefer.
A Memorial gathering will be at the Justen’s Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, Illinois on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, from 4-7 pm.
For information, please contact the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends and loved ones may share memories of John on his tribute page.