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Friday, 13 January 2017 12:04

Schaefer was a longtime Walworth County Board supervisor, restaurant owner

Written by  CSI Media Staff
Joe Schaefer stands at Ye Olde Hotel in Lyons, in April 2016, not long after his re-election to the Walworth County Board. Joe Schaefer stands at Ye Olde Hotel in Lyons, in April 2016, not long after his re-election to the Walworth County Board. Terry Mayer photo

When Joe Schaefer  of Lyons was re-elected as a Walworth County Board supervisor  April 5, he earned the distinction of the longest continuous-serving board member in the county’s history at 42 years.

Schaefer, 73, died Wednesday, Jan. 11 at the St. Luke Medical Center in Milwaukee.

A Vietnam veteran and a Burlington, Wisconsin native, Schaefer also was the longtime owner of Ye Olde Hotel, a tavern, restaurant and landmark in the small town of Lyons.

Schaefer was profiled in Walworth County Sunday in April 2016, shortly after his re-election to the Walworth County Board, where he served District 2. In the story, he talked about his service to the board, his restaurant and family: http://www.communityshoppers.com/item/2121-42-years-and-counting-joe-schaefer-continues-family-legacy

A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1540 Mill St., Lyons.

Read his obituary: https://secure.funeralhomehosting.com/hla/notices/Joseph-Schaefer

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