Oliver "Ollie" E. Schaefer,

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Oliver E. Schaefer, age 80 of Greenville, passed away Friday, February 28, 2020 at St. Luke s Hospital in Chesterfield, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Smith Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Matt Mendenahall and Darryl Bolen officiating. Interment will follow in Smith Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Farm Heritage Museum, 1395 Museum Ave., Monday from 4:00 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Farm Heritage Oliver Village Fund. Memorial contributions may be made at the services or mailed to the Donnell Wiegand Funeral Home, 203 West Oak Street, Greenville, Illinois 62246

Ollie Schaefer Remembered

The community is mourning the passing of Oliver Schaefer
at the age of 80.

Best known as Ollie, he was the driving force in the
creation of the American Farm Heritage Museum just
outside of Greenville along Interstate 70.

Galen Peters, one of the original investors in the
museum. He said it was safe to say that without Ollie?s
dream, there would be no museum. Peters said Ollie
convinced many people that the effort was a worthwhile
project. He said Ollie put a lot of his own money into
the museum.

Schaefer was the son of a farm equipment dealer in
Granite City, lived on a farm, then moved to Bond County
in 1963. He worked at Bond Equipment and became part-
owner of the Oliver dealership.

It is fitting that this year?s featured company at Farm
Heritage Days was already decided to be Oliver. Peters
said many will be thinking of Ollie when the show is held
at the end of July.

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