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Judith Dalene Schaeffer

November 24, 1941 April 13, 2021
Judith Dalene Schaeffer
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Obituary for Judith Dalene Schaeffer

Judith Dalene Schaeffer, 79, of Farmington Hills, Michigan, and beloved wife of James for 58 years, passed away on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

Judith was a true football mom, passionate about education, and served as the executive assistant to the principal at Power Middle School for over 20 years. She was proud to be deeply rooted in the Farmington Hills Harrison High School community. Her devotion to the school as an organizer, fundraiser, and true heart and soul of the Hawks Booster Club is forever engrained in Harrison football history.

She was born in Detroit, Michigan on November 24, 1941 to the late Francis and Doris Thomas. Judith married the love of her life, James Schaeffer, on June 16, 1962. She was a devoted wife, loving mother of three and proud grandmother of seven.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 58 years, James. Loving mother of James “Jamie” (Darlene), Jodie (Darryl), and Jon (Sarah). Proud grandmother of Jake, Julia, Katie, Sara, Jessica, Avery, and Ellie.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date when all of the family can get together.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association ( and the Diabetes Association (

For further information, please phone 248-684-6645

Memorial Contribution

American Diabetes Association

P.O. Box 15829
Alexandria, VA 22215-0829

Alzheimers Association-Greater Michigan Chapter

25200 Telegraph Road
Suite 100
Southfield , MI 48033

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