Anthony G. Scheffer, known to many as “Bill,” 86, Warsaw, passed away quietly after an extended illness at Grace Village Retirement Community in Winona Lake.
Born on May 24, 1934 in Star City, Pulaski County, he was the son of Anthony L. and Clara I. (Reutebuch) Scheffer. He was one of eight children raised in the family home and learned the value of hardwork at an early age.
Bill was a jovial, kind person who loved to laugh. He was known for his good sense of humor and his ability to fix anything, even if his methods relied heavily on “alternative engineering” and plenty of duct tape. In the Army, Bill served as a mechanic; in civilian life he was maintenance supervisor for Prairie View Nursing Home in Warsaw before transitioning to the manufactured housing industry where he was a mobile serviceman. He liked to fish, spending many afternoons on Dewart Lake with his pontoon. He is also remembered for his teddy bear-like heart.
On May 5, 1978, Bill was married to Marilyn Shively who survives in Warsaw. Also surviving are his sons, Gary (Jan) Scheffer and Steve Scheffer; daughter, Sheila Scheffer; step-son, Tony (Cindy) Knafel and step-daughter, Tammy Trump. He was preceded in passing by daughter, Tonya Brush (2002); son, Randy Scheffer (2020) and seven siblings.
Bill requested simple, private services. Assisting the family is Titus Funeral Home of 2000 East Sheridan Street, Warsaw. Interment will be in New Hope Cemetery in Phlox, Indiana.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.TitusFuneralHome.com.