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  • Bob Schieferstein
    Updated On: Aug 16, 2023

    Robert C. "Bob" Schieferstein, 98, of Columbia City, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2023. Bob was born September 25, 1924 in Fort Wayne, a son of the late Carl and Alice (Durnell) Schieferstein. Bob served in the US Army during World War II. He served the people of the community as a firefighter for the Fort Wayne Fire Department for 23 years, retiring as a District Chief. He later went on to serve as a Chief for the Wayne Township Fire Department. Finally, he served the City of Fort Wayne in the Bureau of Identification. He was a member of the American Legion as well as Amvets. In his free time, he enjoyed traveling to and wintering in Florida, boating, fishing, going to the casino with his daughter, and eating ice cream at JR's Dari Sweet, which his son owns. Surviving family include his daughter, Cheryl Yeager; son, Kevin Schieferstein; grandchildren, Aron, Lindsey (Michael), Jackson (Bobbi), Miranda (Zach); 11 great grandchildren; and his beloved Dachshund, Fritz. Besides his parents, he was preceded in passing by his daughter-in-law, Sheryl Schieferstein; son-in-law, Stephen Yeager; sisters, Betty, Mary Ann, and Carol Jean; and Dachshund, Cindy.


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