George Edward Schafer

Jan. 1, 1944 - Sept. 17, 2013 -

George Edward Schafer, 69 died Sept. 17, 2013, in Nehalem.

He was born Jan. 1, 1944, in Portland to Emma and Emanuel Schafer. He graduated from Parkrose High School in Portland. He was a retired truck driver and member of Teamsters Local 223 and the Estacada Moose Lodge.

An avid gold prospector, he enjoyed the outdoors, animals, fishing, hunting and camping.

Survivors include his son, Michael, of Albany; daughter, Angela Schafer, of Toledo; brother, Robert, of Portland; partner and companion, Karen Poore; and one granddaughter.

A private memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m. at Tillamook Moose Lodge. Burial will be at the Nehalem American Legion Cemetery.