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William Schaafsma

William R. "Billy" Schaafsma Jr.

Sunday, April 7th, 1963 - Tuesday, July 28th, 2020
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Obituary

William R. "Billy" Schaafsma, Jr., suddenly taken from us, age 57, beloved husband for 22 years to Amy, nee Saarloos. Loving father of Calvin and Chloe Schaafsma; Lauren (Danny) Dylla and Andrea Schaafsma. Faithful and devoted only son of William and Pat Schaafsma. Dearest brother of Bev (Bob) Slager, Barb (Ken) Siegers, and Kim (Skip) VanRyn. Cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews. Brother-in-law of Janet (Leo) Laarman, Casper (Wilma), Dick (Renee), Ida (Harry) Marissen, Glenna (Ron) Middle, Graham (Janet), Wilford (Joanne), Kelvin (Rose), MaryNel (Derric) Baker, and Alec (Elaine). Dearest nephew to several special aunts and uncles and cousin to many.

Site Superintendent for AMS mechanical, a "brother" in the trade with 36 years of experience. Billy had a zest for life, loved fishing and hunting, singing, and was humorous with a quick wit and loved to tell jokes.

Visitation Tuesday, August 4, 2020 from 1-9 p.m. at Colonial Chapel 15525 S. 73rd Ave (155th/Wheeler Dr. & Harlem) Orland Park, IL. To uphold safety guidelines, all guests are asked to wear a mask and respect social distancing requirements.

A service to celebrate Bill's life will be held Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Orland Park Christian Reformed Church, 7500 Sycamore Dr., Orland Park, IL. To uphold safety guidelines, all guests are asked to wear a mask and respect social distancing requirements. A live-stream of the service will be available, please visit Bill's obituary on Colonial Chapel's web-site at colonialchapel.com to view the live-stream of the service.

Private burial at Orland Memorial Park Cemetery, Orland Park, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations for the education of Calvin and Chloe Schaafsma are appreciated. Please visit the gofundme link here Bill Schaafsma Family GoFundMe Link

Below is the live-stream of Bill's Funeral Service for August 5, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.


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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 1:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Colonial Chapel
    Address
    15525 S. 73rd Ave.
    ORLAND PARK, IL 60462
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Visitation Tuesday, August 4, 2020 from 1-9 p.m. at Colonial Chapel 15525 S. 73rd Ave (155th/Wheeler Dr. & Harlem) Orland Park, IL. To up hold safety guidelines, all guests are asked to wear a mask and respect social distancing requirements.
  • Service

    Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, August 5th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Orland Park Christian Reformed Church
    Address
    7500 Sycamore Drive
    ORLAND PARK, IL 60462
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    A service to celebrate Bill's life will be held Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Orland Park Christian Reformed Church, 7500 Sycamore Dr., Orland Park, IL. To up hold safety guidelines, all guests are asked to wear a mask and respect social distancing requirements. A live-stream of the service will be available, please visit Bill's obituary on Colonial Chapel's web-site at colonialchapel.com to view the live-stream of the service.
  • Interment

    Location
    Orland Memorial Park Cemetery
    Address
    15300 S. West Avenue
    ORLAND PARK, IL 60462
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Private burial at Orland Memorial Park Cemetery, Orland Park, IL.

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Terri Boonstra

Posted at 04:52pm
Prayers, virtual hugs & condolences!
Craig & Terri Boonstra
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Den and Kate Ryan

Posted at 01:09pm
Our thoughts and prayers to the Family.He will be missed.
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Dale and Betty Darling

Posted at 10:58am
Dale and I extend our deepest sympathies to your whole family. We have enjoyed getting to know Bill and Amy and kids when we went to family gatherings with your family, loved how he made us feel so welcome, loved his hugs and humor. The family remains in our thoughts and prayers. Dale and Betty Darling.
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