Monday, September 17th, 2012
Joseph Hugo Schaaf, 83, St. Marys, died at 10:30 p.m. Sept. 14, 2012, at St. Marys Living Center.
He was born Sept. 3, 1929, in St. Marys, to Hugo and Viola Mann Schaaf. On Aug. 15, 1953, he married Laura Mae "Smiley" King, who died Oct. 4, 1980.
Surviving are four daughters, Anna Kay Lang-enkamp, Carolyn (Scott) Long, Sheila Jean Dammeyer, and Terrie Jo Schaaf, all of St. Marys; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Also deceased are three brothers, David and Russell Schaaf, and a twin brother who died in infancy; two sisters, Jenny Kanorr and Sadie Schaaf; a son-in-law Jeff Dammeyer; and a great-grandson.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, and retired from Hayes-Albion Corp., Spencerville. He also worked at the Weston Paper Mill, St. Marys, and formerly helped build railroads. He had been a volunteer for the St. Marys Special Fire Department.
Funeral rites are 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Josh Andrews officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 1-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Cancer Association of Auglaize County.
Condolences may be left at www.millerfuneralhomes.net.