Paul William Schafer, age 76, of Tecumseh, passed away March 20, 2018, He was born July 20, 1941 in Wyandotte, MI, the son of Joseph and Frieda (Sell) Schafer.  On September 7, 1963, he married Sylvia "Sally" Swanston and she survives.   Paul was a graduate of Tecumseh High School, Class of 1960.   He was a self-employed farmer, custom applicator, and provider of industrial services during his working career.  He also enjoyed farming, bowling, playing cards and socializing with everybody.  In addition to his wife Sally, he is survived by two sons, Steven Schafer and Warren (Dawn) Schafer; four grandchildren; John (Ashley) Schafer, Jason (Erin) Napier, Mason Schafer, Emily Schafer; 2 great grandchildren; Matthew and Annabelle Schafer; four brothers, Ralph, Howard (Joan) Melvin (Barbara), Joel (Joyce); two sisters; Joyce Schultz and Ilene (Ed) Schroeder; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Blanche and Myrtle and brother, Roy.  Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Dave McCarty officiating. Interment will follow at Brookside Cemetery, Tecumseh.  Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2018 at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh.  Condolences to the family may be made online at


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Emmanuel on the Ridge seeks to share the love of God in Christ Jesus with you.

Strategic Initiatives

  We will do this by:

           Reaching out to the community

                Inspiring with Christian love

                      Developing faith through Word and Sacrament

                           Growing in Grace     

                                 Educating through God’s Word 


This is how God showed his love among us:

He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.

1 John 4:9






Sunday Worship Schedule:

Sunday School 9:00am to 10:15am 

Preschool through 4th grade classrooms are located on the lower level of the church.  5th through 8th upstairs in the purple room down from Pastor's office.

Adult Bible Class (Fellowship Hall Lower Level)

10:30 am ‚Äď Traditional With Holy Communion¬†


During Lent:  Midweek Service will be held on Wednesdays at 7:00

Proceeded by a meal at 6:00pm

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