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Obituary: Marcia Kaye Schaaf

July 8, 1949 – November 16, 2021

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Marcia Kaye SchaafMarcia Kaye Schaaf, nee Alderden, age 72, of St. John, IN, formerly of Lansing, IL, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Fred Schaaf Jr. Devoted mother of Fred (Terri) Schaaf, late Mike (Kelly) Schaaf, Sheryl (Eric) Bontrager, and Daniel (Sarah) Schaaf. Proud grandmother of Matthew, Kyle and Timothy Schaaf, Jonathan and Emma Bontrager, and Cara and Lukas Schaaf. Dear sister of Robert (Judy) Alderden and John (Luanne) Alderden. Aunt of several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents Jack and Helen Alderden.

Marcia loved being a nurse for over 30 years. She enjoyed quilting and baking. Marcia and Fred spent many wonderful times camping and traveling together. Marcia was loved by many and will be dearly missed.

Visitation Saturday, November 20, 2021, from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN with Pastor Harv Roosma officiating. Memorial contributions may be given to Illiana Christian High School, 10920 Calumet Avenue, Dyer, IN 46311 or Providence Hospice, 18601 North Creek Dr., Tinley Park, IL 60477. For further information, please contact 219-322-7300 or visit our online guestbook and obituary at

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