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Obituary for Matthew G. Schaer

May 4, 1971 - September 25, 2021
McHenry, Illinois | Age 50


Matthew G. Schaer, age 50, of McHenry, IL passed away peacefully at his home on September 25, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.
Matthew was born on May 4, 1971 in Oak Park, IL to the late Lambert and Katharine Schaer.

In 1992, Matthew earned his Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science. He spent 25 years of his career as an airline pilot for American Airlines. Matthew was extremely passionate about golf, the Chicago Cubs, and leisure travel with his family, especially to Jamaica. Music was always very important in his life. He loved movie quotes and trivia, mostly from the 80s.

On August 10, 1996, Matthew married the love of his life, Lisa Schaer (Anderson) in Des Moines, IA.
Two of his brightest days were when he welcomed his daughters into the world.

Matthew is survived by his Beloved wife of 25 years of marriage; Lisa Schaer, and his two Loving daughters; Emily (Maxwell) Lunde and Erin Schaer (Tim Lechner). He is also survived by his brothers; Brian Schaer and David Schaer and his sister Rachel (John) Teske. He was preceded in death by his parents; Lambert and Katharine Schaer and his brother; Gregory Schaer.

A Memorial Visitation for Matthew will be held on Friday, October 8, 2021 from 12 Noon until 4PM with a Memorial Service at 3:00PM at Colonial Funeral Home and Crematory, 591 Ridgeview Dr, McHenry, IL 60050.

Donations may be made to JourneyCare Hospice 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude PL, Memphis TN 38105-9959,

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." -Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
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