The Obit For Glen Schaeffer

ST. LOUIS: Glen Schaeffer Soccer hall of famer also played baseball


St. Louis Today, 04/11/2008

Glen Schaeffer, a member of the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame and former minor league baseball player, died April 3, 2008, of bladder cancer in California. He was 88.

Mr. Schaeffer, who grew up here, played shortstop in the minor league organizations of the St. Louis Browns, Pittsburgh Pirates and Boston Braves from 1938 to 1952, except for four years he spent in the Army during World War II. He played goalie for St. Louis soccer teams sponsored by the late Joe Simpkins that won two national amateur championships. He was inducted into the local Soccer Hall of Fame in 1980.

Mr. Schaeffer was an agent for the Monarch and General American insurance companies. He lived in Clayton until 1986, when he retired and moved to Huntington Beach, Calif.

Visitation will be at 9 a.m. May 2 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in St. Louis, followed by a memorial Mass at 10 a.m. His remains were cremated.

Among the survivors are his wife, Sylvia, of Huntington Beach; two sons, Glen Schaeffer Jr. of Kirkwood and Dan Schaeffer of Huntington Beach; two sisters, Gloria Low of Manchester and Dorothy Piloski of St. Charles; and two grandchildren.