Schaefer, Timothy E., Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2010. Age 61 years. The son of the late Curt and Clara (Wasney) Schaefer, Tim was born April 2, 1949 in Saginaw, Michigan. He married Jacqueline Bordeaux, his loving wife of eight years, on June 23, 2001. She survives him. Tim was employed with Delphi Saginaw Steering Systems as a pipe fitter and was a very active member of U.A.W. Local #699. He held several elected positions in Local #699 including Executive Board Member, U.A.W. Constitutional Convention Delegate, Skilled Trades Delegate, CAP Council Delegate, Alternate and District Committeeperson and in 1993 he received an appointment from the international UAW as a Quality Network and Human Resource Development Representative for the Saginaw facility from which he retired in 2001 following nearly 35 years of service. Tim was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding his Harley Davidson. Surviving besides his wife Jackie are two step-children, Mark Miller, Bonita Springs, Florida; Angie Garza Schaefer, Saginaw; a grandson, Jacob Miller; several nieces and nephews; Tim’s sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Barb Schaefer, Bob Bordeaux, Jim and Rhoda Bordeaux, Renee Bordeaux; a cousin, Thomas and Patti Wasney; and many special friends including Jim and Deb Franz. Tim was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Schaefer. Honoring Tim’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 2010 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Ronald Dombrowski will officiate. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service, led by Sister Chris Gretka, will take place at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider St. John the Baptist Catholic Church or V.N.A./Hospice: Partners in Caring.